Pinterest is becoming more and more popular and, as always, this type of fame attracts the attention of cybercriminals. Similar to other social media websites, shady applications are becoming an issue.
Experts from GFI Labs have identified
an app called Pin Photo Zoom which is advertised for its capabilities to zoom in on images. However, a close analysis has revealed that it doesn’t do anything, except for injecting ads in the websites visited by the user.
For instance, when the victim accesses a YouTube clip, before the actual clip is played, an advertisement is presented.
Researchers have also found that the domain on which the app is hosted is located in Israel, and the IP address it uses has been associated with malicious content.
This piece of adware - Adware.PinPhotoZoom (fs)
- has also been associated with other domains identified as being part of a cybercriminal campaign.