August 26, 2015

Dating Website PlentyofFish Hit by Malvertising Attack

Malwarebytes researchers recently came across a malvertising attack on the dating site PlentyofFish (POF.com), which boasts more than 3 million active daily users.

The malicious ads, according to Malwarebytes senior security researcher Jerome Segura, go through multiple redirects using the Google URL shortener goo.gl before loading the Nuclear exploit kit. “While we see this mechanism quite frequently within our telemetry, it is particularly difficult to reproduce it in a lab environment,” Segura wrote in a blog post detailing the attack.

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