Malware being distributed through the AOL advertising network
Ransomware is being distributed to visitors of various,AOL sites, via advertisements served over the AOL advertising network, according to researchers with Cyphort Labs.
The advertisement redirected visitors to a landing page serving up either the Neutrino Exploit Kit or the Sweet Orange Exploit Kit, Bilogorskiy said. The exploit kit served a Flash exploit and a VB script, and then downloaded the Kovter trojan, which is ransomware that locks the infected machine’s screen from access by the user.
Popular AOL sites include:
Huffington Post, Movie Fine, Cambio and Daily Finance.
If you frequent any AOL properties we recommend you have your system scanned for Malware.