xHamster adult site infects computers through malicious Sex Messenger ad

Security firm Malwarebytes is reporting that xHamster, one of the world’s most visited porn websites, has been hit by a sophisticated malware attack.

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According to a blog post by researcher Jerome Segura, the malicious Angler exploit kit lies behind adverts for a dating application called “Sex Messenger”, and aside from xHamster has also affected other popular portal websites linking to adult content.

Before dropping its malware payload, the attack checks whether you are running Internet Explorer, and exploits the CVE-2013-7331 Microsoft.XMLDOM ActiveX control vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 8.1 and earlier. Continue reading

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