The Latest in IT Security

‘Kyle and Stan’ Malvertising Hits Amazon, Yahoo, YouTube

10
Sep
2014

Amazon, Yahoo, YouTube and 71 other Web domains have fallen victim to the Kyle and Stan malvertising network, which spreads adware and other potentially unwanted programs by preying on user trust of otherwise-honest sites. Shaun Hurley, David McDaniel and Armin Pelkmann, three security researchers for Cisco, wrote up their findings about the malware in a Cisco company blog post. The Kyle and Stan malware (the names of two characters in the long-running Comedy Central show South Park show up in the domain names of more than 700 sites the network uses to serve ads) first determines whether youre on a Windows system or on a Mac, then silently redirects your browser to a site that serves up executable files for your operating system of choice.

Comments are closed.

Categories

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019
WHITE PAPERS

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...

Featured

Archives

Latest Comments

Social Networks