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Blackhole Author Arrested: 10 Facts About The Automated Attack Toolkit

Learn about Blackhole, one of the most dominant automated attack toolkits that fueled a wave of Web application attacks and infected millions by targeting Java, Flash and .PDF vulnerabilities.

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Blackhole Targets Website Vulnerabilities

Toolkit owners set up an attack platform by targeting vulnerable websites. SQL injection and cross-site scripting errors are the most common Web application vulnerabilities. The Blackhole toolkit uses malicious JavaScript to load an iFrame within the HTML on a page and silently scan's visitors' systems for flaws that can be easily exploited. A flaw that is detected automatically triggers the exploit, dropping a malware loader onto the victim's machine.

 
 
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