New 'malvertising' campaign hits popular adult websites potentially infecting millions

Adult websites have always been the target for malicious software and adware, but a new wave of malicious advertising that has hit popular adult websites over the past week could leave millions infected.

According to an investigation by Internet security company Malwarebytes, the 'malvertising' campaign started during the week of November 21st. The infected advertisements are being supplied by AdXpansion, and can be found on such adult websites as as rtuber, nuvid, eroprofile and others.

The modus operandi is quite straightforward and facilitated by a compromised Flash advert directly hosted and served by AdXpansion, an adult ad network, which triggers a hidden Flash exploit loaded from a seemingly innocent XML file. This technique has been used before in other self-sufficient Flash ad/exploit attacks.

As a precaution, if you have visited any of the listed sites, you'll want to run an anti-malware / spyware software to check for infections. Details of how the malicious adverts work can be found at the source link below.

Source: Malwarebytes via IBTimes

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