May 4, 2015

Fiesta Exploit Kit Targets Torrent Visitors with Ransomware Attack

Beside the illegal nature of downloading music and movies from Torrent sites in some countries, many sites that index torrents are filled with aggressive ads that trick the user into running programs and other junk that they don’t need, including malware.

“Downloading illegal torrents is dangerous business,” said Jerome Segura, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes Labs, in a blog. “On top of fake files that waste your time and bandwidth, users have to navigate through a sea of misleading ads and pop-ups.”

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