The malicious code leading to it hides in the pixels of advertising banners
ESET researchers have discovered a new exploit kit spreading via malicious ads on a number of reputable websites with millions of daily visitors. Our detection systems show, that in the last two months this malicious content has been displayed to more than a million users.
Since at least the beginning of October 2016, the cybercriminals have been targeting users of Internet Explorer and scanning their computers for vulnerabilities in Flash Player. Exploiting these loopholes, they have been attempting to remotely download and execute various types of malware.
You can read the full story with details of the exploit on our blog, with a detailed overview, technical analysis and an interview with ESET researcher explaining the threat to general public.