Countries most heavily hit over the more than year-long campaign include the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.Users install what they believe is an update to popular browser related software like Chrome, Firefox and Adobe's Flash player. Following notification from Proofpoint, Porn Hub and the Traffic Junky advertising network worked to remove the infected content and keep visitors safe.Know as a 'malvertising' attack, it could have easily delivered more malicious ransomware or information gathering software instead.Kovter is a Trojan horse that is used to perform click-fraud operations on the computers it infects.It uses a device's registry, a database that stores low-level settings, as a persistence mechanism to ensure it is loaded into memory each time the infected computer starts up.
Even when they appear to come from a friend or coworker, use extreme caution – their email address might have been compromised by someone trying to attack you.Experts from Wandera, a London-based mobile phone consultancy, looked at the websites that are most likely to contain malware, and found that the adult apps were also the most likely to have malicious bugs.They examined content viewed on 10,000 mobile devices across the US and UK.'This program has been extremely successful thus far, providing some of our savvy fans with a chance to earn some extra cash.'More importantly, it ensures the safety of our 80 million daily visitors.Porn Hub users may be looking over their shoulders for another reason, after news emerged that cybercriminals have been targeting the website.