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Magnitude EK: What's Shakin?

The Magnitude EK, active since 2013, is one of the longest-running exploit kits used, with many of its most recent victims coming from Asia. It is usually seen distributing Cerber ransomware.

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RIG Exploit Kit Takedown: Operation Shadowfall

Similar to Terror EK, the RIG EK gained a lot of footing in the EK market after the downfall of the Angler, Neutrino, and Nuclear exploit kits.

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Astrum EK: The Star of the AdGholas Campaign

Astrum Exploit Kit, also known as Stegano, was (until recently) exclusively used in the massive AdGholas malvertising campaign, where it distributed several types of malware, including Ursnif and RAMNIT. The AdGholas campaign, discovered in the summer of 2016, was notable for its use of steganography to hide malicious JavaScript code in ads that redirected victims to a cloned version of a legitimate website.

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Nebula EK: The Rising Exploit Kit Variant

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