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Top websites affected by Angler exploit kit malvertising, security vendors say

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    Tens of thousands of Web browsers may have been exposed to ransomware and other malware over the last few days after malicious advertisements appeared on high-profile websites, security vendors said Monday.

    The malicious advertisements are connected to servers hosting the Angler exploit kit, a software package that probes a computer for software vulnerabilities in order to deliver malware, Trend Micro said.

    Security vendor Trustwave wrote on Monday that it also detected a large Angler-related malvertising campaign.

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