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Cyber crooks take advantage of ad bidding networks to deliver ransomware

2015/03/12

Help Net Security - (International) Security researchers at FireEye discovered that malware distributors are leveraging Real Time Bidding networks that are either compromised or controlled entirely by attackers to deliver Cryptowall and other ransomware variants and gain information about victims' geographic locations, operating systems (OS), and browsers. The malvertising campaign has been active since February 4.

Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2987

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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