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Compromised Websites and Download Bomb Attacks

Posted by Andrew Prince on Jul 11, 2018

Compromised Websites and Download Bomb Attacks

In recent weeks a resurgence of download bomb attacks has been observed in the wild, attempting to add legitimacy to malicious websites serving a tech support based phishing scam. For users of Menlo Security’s Isolation Platform (MSIP), this attack is trivially defeated with zero malicious content reaching the end user’s device. However, the same may not be said for reputation based security, as we review below.

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Tags: malware, phishing, javascript, compromised websites, isolation, download bomb

Oh, JavaScript – You Devil!

Posted by Jason Steer on Oct 31, 2017

I think we’ve blogged a few times now on the risks of JavaScript and the role it plays in browser-based cyber attacks. We’ve recently seen the details of the Pornhub attack, where malicious adverts were used to target users visiting the Pornhub website and served up fake browser updates as another in a very long list of malvertising attacks.

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Tags: javascript, cyber threats, coinhive, cyber attacks, isolation technology

You Are a Bad Rabbit!

Posted by Jason Steer on Oct 26, 2017

It’s another day and another cyber attack headline in the media. This time it’s another ransomware-style attack; this one is called “Bad Rabbit”. According to media reports, it has impacted organizations in Russia and Ukraine mostly, with reports of some businesses in Turkey and Germany (and possibly in Poland and Japan) also being affected (that we know of so far).

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Tags: ransomware, bad rabbit, credential theft, javascript, isolation technology, web isolation, cyber threats

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