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Attack harbors malware in images


Dark Reading - (International) A researcher with Dell SecureWorks reported finding the Lurk malware being distributed within a fake digital image as part of a click fraud campaign that infected around 350,000 systems. The malware in the campaign was spread through iFrames on Web sites containing an Adobe Flash exploit, and required victims to have a vulnerable version of Adobe Flash that is used to download the fake image file, which contains an encrypted URL that downloads a second malicious payload.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:21:15