Sundown Exploit Kit Rises after Angler and Nuclear’s Deaths
Security Update : After news of the deaths of Angler and Nuclear, two of today’s most popular exploit kits, security firm Zscaler has kept an eye on its competition, the Sundown Exploit Kit (EK).
Over a three-week period from June 15 to July 7, the company’s security experts saw a surge of activity as the crooks behind this crime kit were trying to update their malicious code to make their product more appealing to cyber-criminals looking for an Angler or Nuclear alternative.
While the Neutrino and RIG exploit kits filled most of the market gap, Sundown is definitely giving the Magnitude EK a run for its money for the number three position.
Zscaler researchers claim that in the period they kept an eye on the activity from Sundown deployments, t… (read more)