“The actual number of affected hosts is known only to the affected media company,” Proofpoint tweeted.
Interested to see where this leads.
When I tracked SocGholish at Microsoft, most infections came from legitimate newspaper sites – I never found out how the malicious ads were inserted. https://t.co/tVIJxvCdOh
— Kevin Beaumont (@GossiTheDog) November 2, 2022
SocGholish is an initial access threat that exploits unwanted downloads masquerading as software updates, according the Red Canary firm.
if you ever find yourself in the hellish landscape that is local newspapers on a phone browser you will see lots of scam ads and popups…it seems endemic on local news sites
— Quentyn Taylor (@quentynblog) November 2, 2022
Proofpoint said the media organizations involved serve Boston, New York, Chicago, Miami, Washington DC, Cincinnati and Palm Beach.
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