Tag Archives: malvertising

SweetCAPTCHA Service used to Distribute Adware

SweetCaptcha is free CAPTCHA service that offers to match sweet-looking images instead of making you recognize distorted digits and characters. It has integration with many website platforms: pure PHP, WordPress (10,000+ plugin installs), Drupal, Joomla, ModX, .NET, JavaScript, and even offers an API that can be used on other platforms. So far so good. MaliciousRead More Info »

How Social Media Blacklisting Happens

In today’s world, we are all browsing websites online and sharing content on a multitude of social media platforms every day. Worldwide social media users exceeded 2 billion back in August 2014, with an adoption rate unlike anything we have seen in history. Social media continues to grow around the world, with active user accountsRead More Info »

AdSense Abused with Malvertising Campaign

Last weekend we noticed a large number of requests to scan websites for malware because they randomly redirected to some “magazine” websites. Most of them mentioned the lemode-mgz .com site. In all cases, the symptoms were the same. Some users randomly got redirected when they clicked on links or loaded new pages. They all reported More Info »

Malvertising on a Website Without Ads

When you first configure your website, whether it be WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, or any other flavor of the month, it is often in its purest state. Unless ofcourse the server was previously compromised, which in it of itself is another conversation outright. Barring that one instance, the new website should not exhibit any malicious behavior. More Info »

Threat Introduced via Browser Extensions

We love investigating unusual hacks. There are so many ways to compromise a website, but often it’s the same thing. When we see malicious code on web pages, our usual suspects are: Vulnerabilities in website software Trojanized software from untrusted sources (e.g. pirated themes and plugins) Stolen or brute-forced credentials (anything from FTP and SSH More Info »