Threat Database Malware Angler Exploit Kit

Angler Exploit Kit

By GoldSparrow in Malware

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 90 % (High)
Infected Computers: 6
First Seen: March 10, 2014
Last Seen: December 18, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Angler Exploit Kit is a hacking tool that is produced to search for Java and Flash Player vulnerabilities on the attacked PC and use them with the aim to distribute malware infections. Angler Exploit Kit commonly checks to see if the PC it is proliferating to has Java or Flash. If Angler Exploit Kit can't exploit Java or Flash, it delivers a remote control exploit (CVE-2013-0074) that affects Silverlight 5. Silverlight is a plug-in of Microsoft, which is the same as Adobe Flash, for streaming media on Web browsers, and is most likely most known for being used in a streaming video service of Netflix. This attack of Angler Exploit Kit could pose a serious security risk to the infected computer.


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