Malicious actors created a fake webpage that impersonates cybersecurity company Malwarebytes and were using it as a gateway in a malvertising campaign designed to infect victims with the Raccoon information stealer.
The malvertisements, which likely appeared on adult websites, automatically redirected site visitors to the fake page without any customer interaction, according to the Malwarebytes Threat Intelligence team. The malicious page, located at malwarebytes-free[.]com, in turn routes victims to the Fallout Exploit Kit, which enables the Raccoon infection.
The malicious domain was registered on March 29 and is hosted in Russia, Malwarebytes reported in a Tuesday blog post. The fake website announces the availability of Malwarebytes 4.0 for Windows, and purports to offer a free download. The company believes the threat actor may be tied to similar campaigns from the past few months that used similar copycat templates of websites as gates.
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