Tag Archives: malvertising

Malicious Activities with Google Tag Manager

If I were to ask if you could trust a script from Google that is loading on your website, the majority of users would say “yes” or even “absolutely”. But when malicious behavior ensues, everything should be double-checked and suspected, even assets that come from “trusted sources” like Google, Facebook, and Youtube. In the past, More Info »

Javascript Injection Creates Rogue WordPress Admin User

Earlier this year, we faced a growing volume of infections related to a vulnerability in outdated versions of the Newspaper and Newsmag themes. The infection type was always the same: malicious JavaScript designed to display unauthorized pop-ups or completely redirect visitors to spammy websites, which the hackers then monetized through advertisement views. This month we More Info »

WordPress Security – Fake TrafficAnalytics Website Infection

Several months ago, our research team identified a fake analytics infection, known as RealStatistics. The malicious Javascript injection looks a lot like tracking code for a legitimate analytics service. RealStatistics even set up fake analytics websites designed to trick webmasters who took a few steps to investigate the unfamiliar script. Recently, a new variation of 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 »

Website Malware Targets Mobile Platforms

Navigating the web on a mobile device can be tricky even when you’re browsing clean sites. If hackers are involved, the frustration of a pop-up can turn into the dangerous possibility of harmful mobile malware. The increase in mobile internet browsing has prompted attackers to adapt their techniques, targeting mobile-specific platforms and distributing spam and More Info »

Cloned Spam Sites in Subdirectories

In a recent post, we covered how attackers were abusing server resources to create WordPress sites in subdirectories and distribute spam. By adding a complete WordPress CMS installation into a directory and using the victim’s database structure, attackers were able to inject ads and promote their products – a very bold move. This time around, More Info »