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Title Double trouble: Two-pronged cyber attack infects victims with data-stealing trojan malware and ransomware   hot icon  
Date 2019-01-16 Hit 14
Title: Double trouble: Two-pronged cyber attack infects victims with data-stealing trojan malware and ransomware

 

Author: Danny Palmer, ZD Net

 

Date: 07.01.2019

 

Abstract: Cyber criminals are targeting victims with a two-pronged attack that secretly infiltrates systems with data-stealing malware, before dropping ransomware onto the infected system. Using Internet Explorer and Flash Player exploits delivered in the Fallout exploit kit, the campaign is distributed by what researchers at Malwarebytes describe as a 'prolific' malvertising campaign targeting high-traffic torrent and streaming sites and redirecting users towards two malicious payloads.

 

Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/double-trouble-two-pronged-cyber-attack-infects-victims-with-data-stealing-trojan-malware-and-ransomware/



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