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There has been an increase in the number of compromised websites that distribute malware via the Red Kit exploit kit.

Attackers utilized two mechanisms to infect websites such as whitesteeple[dot]com, oute66marathon[dot]com and neptunebenson[dot]com, said researchers at Zscaler.

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One of the methods involves injecting a standard iframe that takes visitors through multiple redirections to a Red Kit landing page. The second method uses SEO techniques to perform HTTP 302 redirections to the malicious landing page.

The exploit kit leverages a Java sandbox bypass vulnerability to push a malicious file designed to stop running if virtual machine or debugging environments end up detected.

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Once it’s executed, the malware, which is a keylogger Trojan, steals sensitive information from the infected system and sends it back to a remote server.

The researchers said right now only three antivirus solutions are capable of identifying the threat.

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