What Is Malicious Redirect?

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What Is Malicious Redirect?

Short definition: Malicious Redirect is the kind of redirect that leads to malware infections.

Extended Definition:

Malicious redirects are pieces of code, typically Javascript, that are inserted into a website with the intention of sending the visitor to another webpage.

Generally, these malicious pieces of code are added to WordPress sites by attackers in an effort to gain advertising revenue on other sites. However, some malicious redirects can be more dangerous and exploit the vulnerabilities of a user’s computer.

This type of malware aims to install malicious programs that can be very damaging to a user’s Mac or Windows system.


For more definitions, check our Cyber Dictionary.

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