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Category: Malware (Page 1 of 4)
Can you tell the difference between the two ads below?
Advertisement A Advertisement B
They may appear to be identical, but actually, they are far from it. Advertisement A is a perfectly legitimate ad, while Advertisement B contains malware.
Advertisement B is an example of malvertising, or malicious advertising. Malvertising is a hack cybercriminals use to spread malware via online advertisements. As you can see, malvertisements are deceiving and the damage can go beyond your website by infecting your computer with malware.
Searching for content within a database can be a little trickier than searching files, but the options are pretty similar. Following up on last week’s blog titled, “How to Look for Malware in your Website Files” we talk about how to look for malware in databases and what types of things you should be looking for.
It can come as quite a surprise when a site owner is notified that their site has been compromised with malware. After the shock wears off, and the immediate impact understood, it’s important to take stock of what has actually happened behind the scenes and then clean it up. The best advice anyone can give you is to make frequent, downloaded backups of your site in the event something happens to the live version so that the clean backup can replace the live, hacked version.
But what if there is no clean, viable backup available? In a world where websites have hundreds, if not thousands of files, how can any one person go about cleaning out an infection in just a small number of those files? In this two part series, we’ll talk about how to look for malware in both files and databases and give a couple examples of what to be on the lookout for.
Malware, short for malicious software, is typically installed on a website by cybercriminals. Malware is a broad term that refers to a variety of malicious programs. It can spread viruses, steal personal or financial data and even hijack computers.
When you think of websites being infected with malware, what types of sites come to mind? Pharmaceutical sites, porn sites or sites that bombard you with pop-up ads? While these sites could very well be malicious, you’re actually more likely to run into malware while visiting one of your typical, everyday e-commerce or news sites. Today, 75 percent of legitimate websites are at risk of malware. Malware, also known as malicious software, is designed to harm a website and its visitors.
Nearly one million new malware threats are released every day. Malware, short for malicious software, is used to gather sensitive data, gain unauthorized access to websites and even hijack computers. There are a variety of ways a cybercriminal can use malware to infect your website. Not to mention all of the different malware types and purposes. Not only can malware harm your website but it can harm your visitors, too.
Over the past couple of years, it has become apparent that similar to home and office computers needing anti-virus software and a firewall to keep them protected, individual websites have become a prime target for hackers, and they too require some form of protection. As it becomes a more lucrative racket for hackers worldwide, malware, or malicious software, has become an ever-growing problem for websites of all sizes across the Web. Before we talk about how a website can be protected from malware, let’s first cover some common purposes of malware, how it generally works and what it means for a website after it’s infected.
This week in exploits we decided to collect email addresses found in malware. With the help of SiteLock’s SECCON and Expert Services teams we gathered over 1,000 email addresses in short order. We hoped to see potential patterns such as highly used email providers and how the addresses were used, with the added benefit of providing a list of strings to detect malware.
The list of 1,012 email addresses consists mostly of phishing repositories, with some shell install and login notifications, ego addresses, and a few spoofed “From” addresses from phishing files. The full list is found at @SiteLockWeston’s GitHub page.