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New malware attack detected by Sophos

New malware attack detected by Sophos

A new web-based malware attack comprising almost half of detected infections this week has been detected by IT security and control firm Sophos.

Identified as JSRedir-R, the threat has been found targeting high traffic legitimate websites, surreptitiously loading malicious content from third-party sites. It has been detected by Sophos six times more often than Mal/Iframe-F, which has been the most widespread web-based threat for over a year.

“No one should be in any doubt that the web is still the main vector of attack for cybercriminals, and this new threat suggests this situation isn’t going to change anytime soon,” said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant, Sophos.


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