eGOBBLER iOS Malvertising Campaign Uses Chrome Zero-Day

By TechGenix

24 April 2019

According to a blog post from researchers at Confiant, there is a current malvertising campaign that is specifically targeting iOS users. The malvertising campaign, dubbed “eGobbler” by Confiant, was uncovered in early April and reported to Google as it leverages a zero-day exploit in Chrome. The eGobbler campaign was at its most active between April 6 through April 10 and employed numerous “mini-campaigns” that sought to session-hijack iOS users.

Roughly 500 million iOS user sessions found themselves exposed to this campaign thanks to the destructive nature of the Chrome zero-day. What makes eGobbler so destructive, besides its sheer reach, is the payload that the threat actors deploy against users. Researchers at Confiant found in their analysis that the payload is incredibly atypical for a malvertising campaign.

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