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Web Attack: Magnitude Exploit Kit Website

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects the attacks from Magnitude Exploit Kit which may compromise a computer through various vendor vulnerabilities.

Additional Information

Magnitude exploit kit is an attack toolkit that allows the remote attacker to perform various malicious actions on the compromised computer. The user is infected by visiting some compromised websites. Exploits may include IE exploit, Adobe flash player exploit.

Affected

  • Various windows platforms

Response

It is highly recommended to do the following action if this exploit kit is in action.

Run the Norton Power Eraser. (home users)
Run the Symantec Power Eraser. (business users)
Update your product definitions and perform a full system scan.
Submit suspicious files to Symantec for analysis.

If you believe that the signature is reported erroneously, please read the following:
Report a potential false positive to Symantec.
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