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Black Hole Attack Toolkit

The Black Hole attack toolkit is the most widely used by cybercriminals. The toolkit is licensed out and can be customized and updated with exploits that target the latest known vulnerabilities. Occasionally, the kit contains an exploit targeting a known zero-day vulnerability. Attackers use the tool to set up a malicious Web page with JavaScript that determines the vulnerable software on a victim's machine. Patching can seriously reduce the threat of being a victim of Black Hole, say security experts, who urge users to keep their browsers up to date with the latest security updates and ensure that browser components, such as Java and Adobe Flash, are kept current on patching.