Archie and Astrum: New Players in the Exploit Kit Market
Exploit kits continue to be a critical tool for the propagation of crimeware. New exploit kits have appeared this year, and this post will discuss two of them — Archie and Astrum.
Archie EK was first described in August as a basic exploit kit, as it uses exploit modules copied from the Metasploit Framework.
We detect the exploits used by Archie EK, and so upon review of our telemetry, we can see the kit made its first appearance during the first week of July. It has remained active since then.
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