Dating Site PlentyOfFish Contains Hidden Maleware Bite

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]


Comments

    What they should do is stop using the site all together

    I looked on this site a while ago 600ish local results almost all of them were active accounts from years ago of people known to me. That tells you one thing there no good in relationships. Online dating is a refuse for people that were discarded by multiple partners usually for good reason. Be very weary of anyone using such a service. Theres a reason why they can't get a date the normal way anymore.

      "Theres a reason why they can't get a date the normal way anymore."
      -That wasn't very nice to say. I was married for 20 years. My whole life revolved around my wife and my kids. Now that I am back in the dating scene....I have no clue where to begin again...all over again...
      So I use those sites in hopes to finding a date or someone...But to say there is something wrong with me....That wasn't cool.

    Maleware - Hidden code/files that when downloaded to your account, matches you with malicious males.

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