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Malicious YouTube ads lead to exploits, ransomware


Help Net Security - (International) Trend Micro researchers identified and reported a malvertising campaign where attackers appeared to have bought traffic from legitimate ad providers in order to place malicious ads on popular YouTube videos to redirect users through several sites to a server hosting the Sweet Orange exploit kit. The exploit kit then attempts to infect users with the Kovter ransomware via an Internet Explorer vulnerability.


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 10:22:05