MY, HASN'T THE ANGLER EXPLOIT GROWN? The overseas malware security threat has been caught flashing its side boob at the Daily Mail and affecting UK citizens with a foreign security threat.
The Daily Mail is a sort of pornography site for people who would like to see pornography banned, and it expresses outrage at the drop of a hat.
The publication manages to stay on top of important issues like errant nipples and ladies getting out of cars with pants on, but has fallen victim to malvertising, according to Malwarebytes.
"There has been a lot of buzz about the powerful Angler exploit kit in recent days. One thing is for sure, the gangs using it are extremely resourceful and won't let attempts at slowing them down get in the way," said the security firm in a blog post.
"This time it struck on popular British newspaper the Daily Mail which accounts for 156 million monthly visits, according to SimilarWeb."
That is a lot of visits, but there are a lot of tits and teeth out there. Fans of that kind of output, and the Mail message, should be aware of the threat which keeps popping up and down like a virtual and onerous game of mole abuse.
"Malvertising has been one of the main infection vectors and continues to affect large publishers and ad networks through very distinct campaigns, very much like a whack-a-mole game," Malwarebytes said.
"In addition to spreading via compromised websites, Angler leverages malvertising thanks to several different threat actors who use clever ways to go undetected as long as possible or are able to quickly adapt and get back on their feet if one of their schemes gets too much attention and is disrupted."
The firm added that the publisher of the Mail has been contacted, presumably from atop a high horse in a tall ivory tower, and that the problem has been removed. This means that Mail readers can go back to finding out who precisely is coming over here taking our benefits, and what exactly it is that is causing cancer.
"In addition, we hope that well-documented cases such as this one help consumers to realise that malvertising is a very dangerous and yet often misunderstood threat," added Malwarebytes.
"There is no such thing as a safe website anymore and it is everyone's responsibility to ensure their devices are fully patched and well protected." µ
Might need to come up with a better name though
There's an app for *that*
American as Apple Spy