Our research scientists behind Threatglass have found yet another compromised website, and this time it's a big one.
www.askmen.com is the world's foremost men's lifestyle magazine, with approximately 14,000,000 US readers each month. It's owned by Ziff Davis and has international versions in Australia, Canada, the Middle East, the United Kingdom in addition to the US.
Barracuda Labs recently discovered that AskMen was serving up a drive-by download that installs ransomware on the desktop. From the Barracuda Labs blog:
Yesterday (Sunday, July 6), as well as in June, May and April, AskMen’s website served visitors malware via drive-by download attacks that targeted vulnerabilities in various browser-related software components including IE, Flash, and the Java web plugin.
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.