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Malvertising on YouTube and Amazon Delivers Sophisticated Malware

September 9, 2014

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A new malvertising network, dubbed “Kyle and Stan,” is currently affecting both Windows and Mac users visiting high-traffic locations, such as youtube.com and amazon.com.

The name of the malicious ad network has been given based on the naming scheme used by the attackers. Researchers from Cisco’s Talos Security Research found that hundreds of websites included “kyle” and “stan” in sub-domain strings.

Unique malware piece for each user

Malvertising functions this way: an attacker manages to …