September 25, 2015

Porn Site xHamster Hit by Malvertising Wave

A massive malvertising attack is striking adult content portals, including top porn domain xHamster.com which has close to half a billion monthly visitors.

The malicious advertisement was being served by TrafficHaus (it has since been removed), and was for a dating application called “Sex Messenger.” Malwarebytes Labs found that it was displayed often enough to reliably reproduce the infection—and found that this attack, like others in the same campaign, infects a user’s machine with ransomware via an exploit kit.

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