VexTrio network of hijacked websites used to spread malware
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Researchers have discovered that more than 70,000 seemingly legitimate websites have been compromised and are being used by cyber criminals to distribute malware and carry out other malicious activities. The network responsible for this operation is known as VexTrio and has been operating since at least 2017. The compromised websites redirect visitors to pages that serve up malware downloads, display fake login pages to steal credentials, and engage in various other forms of fraud and cyber crime.
VexTrio is yet another reminder of how commercially-minded the [cybercrime] industry has become.
VexTrio takes a fee from the criminals running the fraudulent sites for directing web traffic their way and the individuals who provided the compromised websites initially receive a share of the profits. This network has been labeled a significant security risk due to its reach and sophisticated setup. The discovery of VexTrio demonstrates the commercialization of the cyber crime industry and the ingenuity of criminals in profiting from fraudulent activities.
VexTrio is yet another reminder of how commercially-minded the [cybercrime] industry has become.
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