PageFair Breach Infects Windows PCs with Trjoan Flash Installers
Ashley Allen / 6 years ago
Sean Blanchfield, CEO of PageFair, revealed in a blog post the attack took place on 31st October, was seemingly designed to target PageFair specifically, and lasted for just over 80 minutes.
While PageFair is taking its share of responsibility for the attack, Ben Hartnett, VP of EMEA at security firm RiskIQ, thinks that it merely demonstrates how sophisticated hackers are becoming.
“We all know that hackers are getting smarter about how they distribute malware. The latest attack on PageFair shows how hackers are now actively targeting third-party components in a bid to reach a much larger number of victims,” Hartnett told The Inquirer. “By compromising PageFair’s analytics service, hackers were able to distribute malicious code to visitors of any website using this service. With organisations increasingly relying on their online presence to engage with customers, this style of attack is only going to increase, especially with organisations adopting more third party components to stay ahead of the competition.”