Seven IP addresses have been linked to a network of over 4,600 adult spam and malware domains, BleepingComputer reports.
Consumers have been sent emails by accounts such as “firstname.lastname@example.org”, containing a link to a PDF document. Therein, another link sends users through several redirects before landing them on an adult site.
One of the fake adult sites is “ashleyrnadison.com”. The letters “r” and “n” are used together in the domain name instead of an “m”.
Several of the other destination sites “are NSFW and would be problematic if displayed on a work computer,” according to reporter Lawrence Abrams.
In 2015, Ashley Madison was the target of a hack that saw 36 million users’ accounts exposed.
The Federal Trade Commission won an award for its handling of the case, presented at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in late 2017.
The IP addresses involved in the current scam are:
Adding these to firewall lists or block lists may help to prevent phishing attacks.
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