PornHub, YouPorn hit in malvertising campaign

Researchers at Malwarebytes detected another malvertising campaign targeting popular adult sites over the weekend, this time against Pornhub and YouPorn.
Researchers at Malwarebytes detected another malvertising campaign targeting popular adult sites over the weekend, this time against Pornhub and YouPorn.

Researchers at Malwarebytes detected another malvertising campaign targeting popular adult sites over the weekend, this time against PornHub and YouPorn.  

The campaign pushes an Angler Exploit Kit – via the Exoclick ad network - that appears to deliver browlock, a browser-based ransomware, according to the post. The malicious code used to deliver the kit was first documented by Malware hunter Malekal in a Sept. 19 tweet.

The two adult sites and the ad network have since removed the malicious code.

Last Friday, adult site xHamster was targeted in a similar campaign that served malicious ads through TrafficHaus. This may have been the result of a breach, according to what appears to be a TrafficHaus comment made on security blogger Graham Cluley's site.

Researchers said they're not sure if the campaigns are related but the post noted the “timing is certainly strange."

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