Malicious ads redirect users to fake software crack websites


Exorcist 2.0 ransomware are using ads to lure users

The developers of Exorcist 2.0 ransomware are using malicious ads to lure victims into fake software crack sites that happily distribute their infection to users. After the installation, the victim’s files on the computer become encrypted and criminals demand paying the ransom.

Cybersecurity research team Nao_sec[1] showed[2] how malvertising is redirecting users from legitimate sites to a fake software crack site. These websites look very attractive to some users due to the proposed option to use services for free.

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