If you’re looking for love on the dating website, PlentyOfFish, you might find malware instead. Internet security vendor, Malwarebytes, has detected a malvertising attack on the site. Considering PlentyOfFish has upwards of 100 million users, this has the potential to affect a lot of people worldwide.
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The attack uses the popular Nuclear exploit kit and is loaded through the use of a Google URL shortener by a suspicious ad network (ad.360yield.com). The infected ad on PlentyOfFish redirects users through multiple online locations before reaching the final destination, the exploit kit landing page.
Users who are hit by an exploit kit are at a greater risk of having sensitive information stolen or having their computer used for other malicious activity.
Malwarebytes has notified PlentyOfFish about the issue. The dating sites users should avoid clicking on any ads on there and ensure they have the most up to date anti-malware software on their PCs.
[Via Malware Bytes Blog]