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Zero-day malvertising attack went undetected for two months

2015/04/21

Dark Reading - (International) Security researchers at Malwarebytes reported that cybercriminals had managed to exploit a zero-day Adobe Flash Player vulnerability patched in February to target U.S. users with the HanJuan exploit kit (EK) containing ransomware embedded in online ads for nearly two months without detection. The attacks infected Web sites belonging to Dailymotion, Huffington Post, and answers.com, among others, and reached over 1 billion users in February alone.

Source: http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/zero-day-malvertising-attack-went-undetected-for-two-months/d/d-id/1320092

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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