A week in security (Jan 01 – Jan 07)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 1st of January to the 7th. This week, we touched on the Sundown exploit kit with a surprising payload and a fake technical support page that wreaked havoc on Mac systems.

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AdGholas malvertising: business as usual

The AdGholas malvertising group was once again exposed after a short summer interruption. We review the highlights of this high impact campaign that flew under the radar for over three months.

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The HookAds malvertising campaign

In this post we take a look at a malvertising campaign that we traced back to late August and that is targeting adult traffic. While initially pushing the Neutrino exploit kit, it switched to RIG EK in September. We estimate that at least one million visitors to adult websites were exposed to this particular campaign.

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A week in security (Oct 16 – Oct 22)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 16th of October to the 22nd. This week, we reported about a Facebook hoax, a noteworthy DDoS attack, ransomware, and exploit kit campaigns. We also made several company announcements.

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Yet another Sundown EK variant? (updated)

The Sundown exploit kit is keeping us busy by switching from one variant to the next. This latest one clearly was inspired by the original source code and we take the time to explore it a little bit more.

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