Massive Malvertising Campaign Discovered Attempting 40,000 Infections per Week

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    silversurfer Malware Tester Silver Member

    A massive malvertising campaign has been exposed today in a report published by cybersecurity firm Check Point.

    Researchers believe the operators of this malvertising campaign have cozied up to an ad network and ad resellers in order to make sure their hijacked traffic reaches preferred bad actors, who then redirect victims to tech support scams or exploit kits that infect them with ransomware, banking trojans, or others.

    Check Point named this complex scheme Master134, after the URL of a central and crucial server in the campaign's entire operational scheme.

    According to the Check Point report, it all starts with the Master134 crooks taking over WordPress sites. Researchers say they unearthed over 10,000 WordPress sites compromised by this gang.

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