Exploit kits throw Flash bash party, invite Crypt0l0cker, spam bots

Criminals behind some of the most potent exploit kits, Neutrino and RIG, are ramping up attacks slinging the latest ransomware and hosing users who have not applied recent Adobe Flash patches.

The patched vulnerabilities permit code execution and allow the dangerous hacking kits to compromise user machines.

The two above-mentioned exploit kits jostle for top spot on the evilware charts, with speedy exploitation of Flash vulnerabilities giving one the edge over the other. Damage inflicted to industry also counts for plenty, while interest from authorities isn’t good for business.

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