Published Dec 15, 2015|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Exploit:JS/Axpergle.BM

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This threat uses vulnerabilities in recent versions of Internet ExplorerMicrosoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, and Java to install malware on your PC. We have seen it try to install Ransom:Win32/Reveton and variants of Win32/Bedep.

The exploit is also called Angler.

You might get this threat if you visit a malicious or hacked website, or by clicking a malicious link in an email.

See the Exploit:JS/Axpergle family description for more information.

To learn more about how this threat is being used by cybercriminals,

Read: Exploit kits remain a cybercrime staple against outdated software – 2016 threat landscape review series

 

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