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Symantec detects malicious code attack on Dailymotion

Researchers from security vendor, Symantec have said attackers injected malicious code into popular video sharing website, Dailymotion.com, and redirected visitors to web-based exploits that installed malware, PC World has reported. The rogue code consisted of an iframe that redirected browsers to a different website hosting an installation of the Sweet Orange Exploit Kit, an attack tool that uses exploits for Java, Internet Explorer and Flash Player. “If the kit successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities, then Trojan.Adclicker was downloaded onto the victim’s computer,” the Symantec researchers said. “This malware forces the compromised computer to artificially generate traffic to pay-per-click Web advertisements in order to generate revenue for the attackers.”