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A surge of malvertising across Google Ads is distributing dangerous malware

This blog post highlights the growing threat of malvertising on Google Ads. Malvertising is a form of malicious advertising that uses online ads to distribute malware. The post discusses a recent surge in malvertising across Google Ads and the dangers it poses to users. The blog covers the various techniques used by malvertisers to distribute malware, including exploiting vulnerabilities in browsers, luring users to infected websites, and disguising malware as legitimate software. It also provides tips for avoiding malvertising, such as keeping software up-to-date, using ad-blockers, and being cautious of suspicious or unexpected pop-ups. The key takeaway from the post is that malvertising is a growing threat that can have serious consequences for both users and businesses. Organizations should be aware of the dangers of malvertising and take steps to protect themselves and their customers from malicious advertising campaigns.

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Threat researchers are used to seeing a moderate flow of malvertising via Google Ads. However, over the past few days, researchers have witnessed a massive spike affecting numerous famous brands, with multiple malware being utilized. This is not “the norm”. Here’s what researchers are observing and a theory (yet to be proven) on this tsunami of abuse. A ramp-up in malvertising activity Search “google ads malvertising”, and a plethora of articles published over the past few weeks will be listed. With headlines like IcedID spreads via malvertising, from CyberWire, to Hackers abuse Google Ads to spread malware in legit software

A surge of malvertising across Google Ads is distributing dangerous malware – Spamhaus Technology was originally published on Spamhaus Technology

Richelo Killian
Richelo Killian
Richelo "Rich" Killian has over 30 years of experience in the information technology field, and more than 15 years of experience in email deliverability and marketing.


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