August 3, 2015

Hackers are using ads on Yahoo’s biggest websites to try to infect millions of people’s computers with malware

Malwarebytes security researchers say Yahoo is victim to the same group that has been involved in a number of large-scale campaigns that exploit vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash. Recently, Jamie Oliver’s website was victim to attacks by the group, which saw the site riddled with malware. The Angler Exploit Kit (which was used in this latest attack) is dominating the underground malware scene right now, and it has seen its market share grow from a quarter to 83% in the past nine months, according to SophosLabs researcher Fraser Howard.

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