Hacked advertising platform sent users to the Nuclear exploit kit

May 8, 2015

Via: malware

A suspected advertising turned out to be a much deeper compromise of an online advertising company, according to Trend Micro.

The company found that advertisements served by Mad Ads Media, based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, redirected to websites hosting an exploit kit, which probed users’ computers for software flaws in order to deliver . The number of people affected peaked at 12,500 on May 2, Trend said.

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