AVG Insight is the new monthly newsletter from AVG Threat Labs. Each issue will focus on a topical cyber-security threat that's targeting consumers and businesses around the world.
The first AVG Insight (http://resources.avg.com.au/insight/avg-insight-issue-1/) reveals how the AVG Web Threats Research Team has identified two recent cybercrime campaigns coded into some of the Internet’s most popular sites.
This demonstrates that even reputable websites aren’t necessarily safe from cybercriminal activity, but users can protect themselves by using tools that analyse HTML in real time.
In January a popular page on MSN Italy was redirecting visitors using malicious code that bore the traits of the ‘Cool Exploit Kit’ – one of the latest in a growing number of off-the-shelf malware solutions available to buy by wannabe cybercriminals. Again in February, the same team identified links to several NBC.com sites that were redirecting users to ‘Redkit Exploit Kit’ code, including Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno’s Garage.
The newsletter discusses these two cases in detail and looks at the steps users can take to make sure they stay safe when visiting pages online.
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