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Malware Taints ‘Plenty of Fish’ Dating Website

Web-surfers who lately went to 'Plenty of Fish' dating website possibly have had sinister spyware planted onto their PCs that was programmed with monitoring every keystroke of the surfers, published dailystar.co.uk dated August 21, 2015.

The purpose behind the activity was to enable hackers view anything the user typed, including the login credentials he entered for accessing his Internet banking account.

The spyware, a kind of malicious software, is possible to be illegitimately introduced into end-users' PCs through routine appearing advertisements, immaterial of whether they do or do not click through the ads.

During the assault, 'Nuclear' a popular attack toolkit gets planted and the installer is one dubious ad network namely ad.360yield.com that utilizes certain URL shortener of Google for the purpose. The contaminated advertisement showing on the dating site diverts end-users via several online locations prior to arriving at the ultimate destination -Nuclear's landing site.

Once loaded, the malicious software, here one banker Trojan known as Tinba, remains waiting for the end-user to type in critical credentials like the bank account log in details on an Internet banking site or payment card particulars on any goods buying site, following which it becomes active to garner all the details.

According to Malwarebytes the anti-virus firm's Senior Security Researcher Jerome Segura, the above kind of assault doesn't need any end-user to interact. It doesn't even make a difference incase the victim hasn't accessed a deceitful website, he explains. Dailystar.co.uk published this.

Segura further explains that the malware, which normally remains extremely quiet, resides on the PC waiting till the end-user accesses his banking website by logging in. Typically, the malware stays inactive till the end-user does something that excites it. Usually Web-surfers wouldn't know that something had occurred. The malware just grabs end-users' usernames and passwords that they enter for accessing their banking site, the researcher states. Dailymail.co.uk published this, August 21, 2015.

Malwarebytes has told of the problem to Plenty of Fish. Therefore, visitors to the said website mustn't click through any of the adverts appearing on it while require ensuring their anti-malware products are updated on their computers.

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