Last Updated: 2009-05-19 13:02:01 UTC
by Rick Wanner (Version: 1)
Reader Ben sent an email reminding me that I must have been living under a rock to miss the sudden uptick in Gumblar/JSRedir-R drive-bys.
Although this malware has been around for a while, several A/V vendors and some relatively mainstream news outlets have recently reported a large increase in websites injected with JSRedir-R/Gumblar. According to Sophos this malware accounted for approximately 42% of all infected websites detected in the last week, nearly 6 times its closest rival.
Although the infection method is not clear, given the variety of servers and platforms, it is most likely weak login credentials.
More information is available at Sophos and the Unmask Parasites blog.
Update: Holger informed the ISC that the dropbox for this trojan, gumblar.cn has been offline since last friday, but a successor has come online, martuz.cn.
-- Rick Wanner - rwanner at isc dot sans dot org