The world's hottest pornographic website is toxic, but it's a pity that there is no chance of poisoning
Dazzle Yi Three years ago (2017-10-17) Industry trends one thousand six hundred and ninety-one
Network security The company proofpoint recently announced that it has found a latent virus in the advertising network of pornhub, the world's most popular porn website, which has been attacking website visitors for a year. Security experts remind people that if they have visited pornhub, they should carry out comprehensive anti-virus measures to prevent personal information from being stolen. Pornhub is the most popular pornographic website in the world, with a daily visit of 80 million and an estimated millions of users suffering from virus attacks.
According to the researchers, the virus is called kovter. When users visit pornhub, they will encounter a pop-up window to remind the browser that there is a "key update". If the user clicks the update button, the virus will be downloaded to the computer. Most of the time, the kovter virus just takes over the user's computer and then clicks on the fake advertisement to make profits for hackers. But the virus also tracks users' personal information and web browsing habits, which could also lead to blackmail from hackers, the researchers said. When proofpoint discovered the virus, it immediately informed pornhub, who had also removed the virus.
Pornhub is the most popular pornographic website in the world. According to the data of Alexa, a website ranking organization, pornhub ranks 20th in all websites in the United States and 37th in the world. The daily visits of the website are as high as 80 million. Therefore, millions of users may be "poisoned". Pornographic websites have a large number of visitors, and users are often shy of reporting after poisoning, so they are more likely to be favored by hackers. Network security experts remind people to pay special attention to the pop-up window when browsing the web page, and do not click to update or download at will. In addition, it is also necessary to regularly check the computer for virus.