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Exploit kit dropped through Akamai content delivery network

2014/07/10

Softpedia - (International) Malwarebytes researchers found and reported that attackers are abusing the Akamai Technologies Akamaihd.net content delivery network (CDN) to trick users with fake software update notifications to bundle pay-per-install programs and use a malicious iframe to redirect users to an exploit kit. The exploit kit used appears to be the Nuclear Pack exploit kit that targets vulnerabilities in Java, Flash, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Reader.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Exploit-Kit-Dropped-Through-Akamai-Content-Delivery-Network-450214.shtml

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: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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