ESET: Millions of Net Users Possibly Exposed to Malicious Malvertising Campaign

Payloads detected so far include backdoors, banking trojans, spyware, file stealers and various trojan downloaders.

By Michael Hill

Researchers from ESET have warned that millions of internet users visiting popular news sites over the past few months may have been exposed to a malicious malvertising campaign.

The firm says that the cyber-criminals behind the campaign have been, since as least the beginning of October, distributing malicious ads promoting applications calling themselves “Browser Defence” and “Broxu” which redirect users to the Stegano exploit kit.

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