The GoDaddy-owned security firm stated that domains located at the end the redirect chain can be used to load ads, phishing webpages, malware or trigger another set.
In some instances, unsuspecting users are taken to a rogue redirect landing page containing a fake CAPTCHA check, clicking which serves unwanted ads that are disguised to look as if they come from the operating system and not from a web browser.
The campaign — a continuation of another wave that was detected last month — is believed to have impacted 322 websites so far, starting May 9. The April set of attacks, on the other hand, has breached over 6,500 websites.
” “It was discovered that attackers target multiple vulnerabilities in WordPress themes and plugins to compromise websites and inject malicious scripts,” Konov stated.