ESET researchers have discovered a new exploit kit spreading via malicious ads on a number of reputable news websites, each with millions of visitors daily. Since at least the beginning of October 2016, the bad guys have been targeting users of Internet Explorer and scanning their computers for vulnerabilities in Flash Player. Exploiting these flaws in the code, they have been attempting to download and execute various types of malware.
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There have been interesting developments with exploit kits in the past few months to say the least, with the disappearance of some and the birth of others. However, one thing Malwarebytes Lab noticed is that the new kits aren’t new per se, but rather variants or VIP versions of their predecessors.
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There’s a new-ish kid on the block when it comes to exploit kits (EKs): Sundown. And over the last six months it has risen in the ranks to become the No. 2 EK, behind RIG.
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