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New Drive-By Allows Exploit to Plug Dreaded Ransomware Cryptowall 4.0

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Samburaj Das

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Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.


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New Drive-By Allows Exploit to Plug Dreaded Ransomware Cryptowall 4.0

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A new series of drive-by campaigns that are equipped to spread the Angler exploit kit to subsequently shove the most infamous ransomware of them all, Cryptowall, has been discovered. A team of security researchers at Heimdal Security have uncovered a new batch of malicious drive-by campaigns. The new strain spreads the Angler exploit kit by injecting malicious code into targeted web pages.  The researchers note the destructive potential of the campaigns due to the malware authors’ comprehensive objectives and the attack mechanisms used. The complete account of the malware discovery can be found here. If the campaign is effective, the…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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