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Tuesday, 16 February 2016 01:44

F-Secure finds Skype ads delivering Angler exploit to PCs

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It’s not just your browser than can deliver hacked ads, but dodgy ads displayed within Skype could have caused you big problems, too.

A report from Internet security firm F-Secure has discovered that ‘malvertising’ that delivers advertising infected by the Angler exploit to your PC.

F-Secure says it is ‘not the first time infections were launched via Skype though, previously reports already mentioned the Skype scenario in forums and security news.’

The security firm says that: ‘Other popular websites that redirected to adnxs.com were gaming-related sites (wowhead . com, gsn . com, zam . com, wiki . com), news sites (dailymail . co . uk) as well as internet portals like msn . com.’

If there’s any good news, it’s that ‘the campaign seems to have ended quiet fast,’ while F-Secure boasts that during the malvertisement’s ‘active campaign,’ F-Secure says its users were ‘protected against this threat as we detect Angler as Exploit:JS/AnglerEK.D.’

More information here. 

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Alex Zaharov-Reutt

Alex Zaharov-Reutt is iTWire's Technology Editor is one of Australia’s best-known technology journalists and consumer tech experts, Alex has appeared in his capacity as technology expert on all of Australia’s free-to-air and pay TV networks on all the major news and current affairs programs, on commercial and public radio, and technology, lifestyle and reality TV shows. Visit Alex at Twitter here.

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