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Meet VexTrio, a network of 70K hijacked websites crooks use to sling malware, fraud

February 12, 2024

More than 70,000 presumably legit websites have been hijacked and drafted into a network that crooks use to distribute malware, serve phishing pages, and share other dodgy stuff, according to researchers.

This mesh of compromised sites is known as VexTrio, and has been mostly flying under the radar since its inception in 2017 or earlier, though lately more details about the operation have emerged.

The process is simple, and mirrors the traffic distribution systems, or TDSes, that the marketing world uses to direct netizens to particular sites based on their interests or similar.

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