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Malvertising hits Yahoo! ad network


Securityweek - (International) Security researchers at Malwarebytes discovered that the Yahoo! advertising network was hit by a large malvertising attack starting July 28 that leveraged Microsoft Azure Web sites to redirect users to pages hosting the Angler exploit kit (EK) to infect systems with ransomware and possibly banking or ad-fraud malware. The attack was shut down August 3.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:53