Malaware strike porn sites



    Malaware strike porn sites

    Sept 25, London: According to Melawarebytes on Saturday stated that the malware that had caused havoc through yahoo search engine earlier this year has also spread to adult sites.

    According to the software company, the advertising, apparently for a service called Sex Messenger, also contained tools for identifying whether the user was genuine rather than a bot. It appeared on porn site xhamster, one of the world's most visited domains. However, the firm said porn sites are no more dangerous than mainstream ones as the ad has now been removed.

    The worm which also made use of the security of cloud-based platforms to hide what it was doing, worked by directing the user to a fraudulent page once it had determined that they were running Microsoft's Internet Explorer and had identified the device's security settings. So-called "malvertising" which often installs ransomware on to a victim's machine.

    It loads a page containing false accusations of criminal activity and instructions for paying a fine."These efforts ensure that only real users will get to see the exploit kit landing page therefore excluding honeypots and security researchers alike," wrote Malwarebytes security consultant Jerome Segura in a blog post.

    The Oslo Times