ESET Uncovers New Stegano Exploit Kit. The Malicious Code Leading To It Hides in the Pixels of Advertising Banners

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ESET researchers have discovered a new exploit kit spreading via malicious ads on a number of reputable websites with millions of daily visitors. Our detection systems show, that in the last two months this malicious content has been displayed to more than a million users.

Since at least the beginning of October 2016, the cybercriminals have been targeting users of Internet Explorer and scanning their computers for vulnerabilities in Flash Player. Exploiting these loopholes, they have been attempting to remotely download and execute various types of malware.

You can find more information on the case in two freshly published articles on an overview with a detailed technical analysis and an interview with ESET researcher explaining the threat to general public.

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