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A new kit for web-based attacks calling itself Lord EK has been spotted at the beginning of the month as part of a malvertising chain that uses the PopCash ad network.

The exploit kit (EK) leverages a use-after-free vulnerability in Adobe Flash and relies on the ngrok service that can set up a secure connection to expose to the internet local servers behind NATs and firewalls.

Discovered by Virus Bulletin researcher Adrian Luca at a time when it was still under development, Lord EK was named so because of a landing page that carried this tag.
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