Malware, Vulnerability Management

Burned rubber: Dunlop online slideshow reportedly compromised, visitors redirected to Neutrino kit

A website for the rubber goods brand Dunlop was compromised to distribute CryptXXX ransomware to customers viewing a slideshow of DIY projects featuring its product line, according to endpoint security software firm Invincea.

In a blog post published today, Invincea reports that the website has been using a vulnerable sideshow plugin that cybercriminals exploited in order to redirect visitors to an alternate site hosting the Neutrino Exploit Kit. Neutrino then scans for security software – if none is found, the report continues, the “command shell is opened and the Windows utility of Wscript is accessed to download the ransomware payload from a command and control server.” Dunlop has been informed of the attack.

Invincea posits that the original compromise is likely the work of a botnets such as SoakSoak, that scan websites for vulnerable software and launch automated attacks.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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