A new malvertising campaign known as HookAds has been observed using the Fallout exploit kit to install several other well-known malware.
Once installed, Fallout exploits several vulnerabilities to deliver its target payload. Installed payload include the DanaBot banking trojan, the Nocturnal Stealer spyware and the GlobeImposter ransomware.
- Microsoft Windows – All versions
Ensure all Windows security updates are installed in order to protect your system from potential vulnerabilities such as this one.
See CVE-2018-8174 for further details.
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