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Infected advertisements spread Ransomware through Flash Player bugs
SEON Ransomware, Locky ransomware or Cryptominers are infecting computers through an exploit-kit which tries to exploits various security holes in the Adobe Flash Player. According to Jerome Segura of security company Malwarebytes and TrendMicro, there has suddenly been a spike in updated attacks using compromised Revive/OpenX advertising servers on advertising networks in the last month. Attackers would break into advertising networks and attack users with exploit-kit Greenflash Sundown (named by TrendMicro) exploit kit. If the CVE-2018-4878 and CVE-2018-15982 exploits are successful, malware is installed on the infected computer without any interaction from the user. Users wouldn’t have to do anything