Zero-Day, Angler kit exploits boost malvertising

Zero-Day, Angler kit exploits help drive up malvertising by 325%

Doug Olenick

A Cyphort Labs study on malvertising indicates a massive uptick with this form of attack has taken place over the last few years driven by the proliferation of zero-day and Angler kit exploits.

A massive uptick in malvertising has taken place over the last few years and is becoming so popular that it may become the top technique used for drive by attacks, according to Cyphort Labs’ The Rise of Malvertising report.

The 325 percent spike can be attributed to a combination of more zero-day exploits and new technology making malvertising more effective, Nick Bilogorskiy, Cyphort’s director of security research, told in an email correspondence Tuesday.

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