Defending against drive-by downloads
by Corey Nachreiner - Director of Security Strategy at WatchGuard - Monday, 3 February 2014.
Black hats have become extremely sneaky and sophisticated in their cyber attacks. Drive-by downloads have become the silent but deadly, de facto attack that criminals have chosen to deliver most of their malware, and watering hole attacks make providing victims childís play. However, with a little vigilance and knowledge, anyone can avoid this web-based infection vector. Diligently apply the cyber tradecraft you learned and youíll survive most DbD malware encounters unscathed.

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Compromised cPanel "Account Suspended" pages redirect to exploit kit

The code redirects visitors to another URL where the Fiesta exploit kit is hosted, which then tries to detect and exploit several vulnerabilities in various software. If it succeeds, the visitors are saddled with a banking Trojan.


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