More Ransomware Being Spread Via Malvertising

Magnitude exploit kit has popped up in new malvertising campaign and dropping CryptoWall.

Researchers at Malwarebytes have witnessed a spike in malvertising attacks that are pushing the Magnitude exploit kit and dropping CryptoWall ransomware on compromised machines.

Magnitude is exploiting a recently patched Adobe vulnerability, CVE-2015-7645, continuing a trend. Researchers from Invincea in August reported that malvertising campaigns — spreading ransomware, banking Trojans, and bot code — peaked in June, when they compromised a string of high-profile Adobe Flash zero-days.

Read more at the Malwarebytes blog.

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