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Researchers Disrupt Angler Exploit Kit Ecosystem, Derail $30M Ransomware Campaign

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2015
Researchers Disrupt Angler Exploit Kit Ecosystem, Derail $30M Ransomware Campaign

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took a big step towards eradicating the , disrupting a large campaign connected to it that purportedly netted a hacker more than $30 million annually.

According to a report published today, experts with ’s Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group did a deep dive on the exploit kit over the summer and effectively nullified 50 percent of the exploit kit’s activity.
Angler has proved to be one of, if not the most sophisticated exploit kits on the market. Over the past year it’s been spotted pushing such as TeslaCrypt, AlphaCrypt, several iterations of CryptoWall, incorporating the latest Adobe and Internet Explorer exploits, and even using new ways to avoid detection and blocking.

 

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