Magnitude Exploit Kit DescriptionType: Adware
Magnitude Exploit Kit, otherwise known as Popads, is an exploit kit/toolkit, which is used by Cutwail cybercrooks to substitute the BlackHole Exploit Kit. The spam campaign, which is used by cybercriminals to deliver Magnitude Exploit Kit depends on malicious spam Pinterest emails that take target recipients to a phony browser update website. The Magnitude Exploit Kit is used to install the ZeroAccess rootkit and Zeus/Zbot Trojan by leveraging a variety of vulnerabilities that might affect the computer user's PC. The Magnitude version of Cutwail asks the PC user to click to install a browser update, but instead, the PC user unknowingly install Gameover Trojan. At the same time, a malignant iFrame diverts the browser to the Magnitude Exploit Kit. Combining social engineering with exploit kits allows attackers to carry out a successful malware campaign and maximize the potential for infecting as many computers as possible.
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