October 13, 2015

Angler exploit kit targets up to 156 million UK Daily Mail readers in malvertising spree

As with many other online publications, advertisers bid to win prominent display panels on a website page. The Malwarebytes security team discovered that a group of cyberattackers had won one of these auctions, sending an advert to be displayed close to the Daily Mail toolbar. If accessed, this advert then users were sent to a fake advertising server — supported by Microsoft’s Azure platform — which led to the Angler exploit kit.

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