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Warning: Millions Of P0rnHub Users Hit With Malvertising Attack

Warning: Millions Of P0rnHub Users Hit With Malvertising Attack

October 10, 2017Mohit Kumar
Researchers from cybersecurity firm Proofpoint have recently discovered a large-scale malvertising campaign that exposed millions of Internet users in the United States, Canada, the UK, and Australia to malware infections. Active for more than a year and still ongoing, the malware campaign is being conducted by a hacking group called KovCoreG , which is well known for distributing Kovter ad fraud malware that was used in 2015 malicious ad campaign s, and most recently earlier in 2017 . The KovCoreG hacking group initially took advantage of P0rnHub—one of the world's most visited adult websites—to distribute fake browser updates that worked on all three major Windows web browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer. According to the Proofpoint researchers, the infections in this campaign first appeared on P0rnHub web pages via a legitimate advertising network called Traffic Junky, which tricked users into installing the Kovtar malware onto the
DailyMotion Hacked — 85 Million User Accounts Stolen

DailyMotion Hacked — 85 Million User Accounts Stolen

December 05, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Another day, another data breach. This time a popular video sharing platform DailyMotion has allegedly been hacked and tens of millions of users information have been stolen. Breach notification service LeakedSource announced the data breach on Monday after the company obtained 85.2 Million records from Dailymotion. According to LeakedSource, the DailyMotion data breach appears to have taken place on October 20, 2016, which means it is possible that hackers have been circulating the data for over a month. The stolen data consists of 85.2 Million unique email addresses and usernames and around 20 percent of the accounts (more than 18 Million users) had hashed passwords tied to them. The passwords were protected using the Bcrypt hashing algorithm with ten rounds of rekeying, making it difficult for hackers to obtain user's actual password. Bcrypt is a cryptographic algorithm that makes the hashing process so slow that it would literally take centuries to actual brute-
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