Sweden Hit With Huge Increase in Malicious Redirect Scripts, Infections

Sweden has suffered from a barrage of malware over the last two months and saw a 3700% increase in JavaScript-based redirection scripts in September alone, according to a recent post on Securelist by Kaspersky Lab’s David Jacoby.

Swedish malwareSweden has suffered from a barrage of malware over the last two months and saw a 3700% increase in JavaScript-based redirection scripts in September alone, according to a recent post on Securelist by Kaspersky Lab’s David Jacoby.

Jacoby, a Senior Security Researcher for Kaspersky’s Global Research & Analysis Team, discovered a massive infection of redirection scripts, along with some new PDF and Javascript exploits.

Over the course of a month’s research Jacoby discovered a rash of infections linked to a piece of malware known as Trojan.JS.Redirector.ro. Those were accompanied by outbreaks of PDF exploits, with triple digit percentage increases in three different Trojan infections linked to malicious PDFs. 

Finally, Jacoby found several brand new attacks, some targeting Java. 

There’s no indication so far on why Sweden, in particular, has been a target, though Jacoby said he’s continuing to follow the issue.

For more on this, head over to Securelist.

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