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Fake antivirus delivered to users in the US via Fiesta exploit kit

2015/04/21

Softpedia - (International) Security researchers at Trend Micro discovered that cybercriminals have switched the payload delivered via the Fiesta exploit kit (EK) from crypto-malware such as TeslaCrypt to a fake antivirus program called "Antivirus Pro 2015" that disables Windows tools and software that could deactivate it, before requiring users to pay to remove the infection. Researchers reported that Fiesta EK distributors targeted the U.S. more than any other country in March.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Fake-Antivirus-Delivered-to-Users-in-the-US-via-Fiesta-Exploit-Kit-478933.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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