January 23, 2015

Flash zero-day flaw under attack to spread ad malware, botnet

The malware being distributed with the aid of the new exploit is called ‘Bedep’, which, according to security firm Malwarebytes, is “a distribution botnet that can load multiple payloads on the infected host”. In this case, it’s installing malware that tricks online ad networks such as DoubleClick into counting fraudulent ad clicks and impressions.

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