Exploit Evolves for New Ransomware Attack
Memorial Day Weekend 2019 - The Unofficial Start of the Ad Hacking Summer
The “GreenFlash Sundown” exploit kit is back - and it’s got a new trick up its sleeve.
Cybersecurity researchers discovered that the ad servers on onlinevideoconverter.com, a popular web utility, were compromised to deliver ransomware to users computers.
SC Media: Malvertising attacks using polyglot images spotted in the wild
While many Americans enjoyed a holiday weekend, ad hackers were hard at work.
Analyzing a sample of DEVCON platform data, our research shows that programmatic ad exploits were in overdrive during the extended Memorial Day weekend.
The malvertising space may be seeing an influx of more advanced threat actors according one research report that found polyglot images now being used to disguise malvertising attacks.
Polyglot images, which differ from their near cousins steganographic images primarily by not needing an external script to extract the payload, have been spotted in the wild.