Saturday, 14 November 2015

Video Ads On Popular Sites Spread Malware

Caption: Process flow for video-borne malware infection

The use of advertising to spread malware takes place for some time, but cyber criminals also convert video advertisements. Recently appeared on 3000 websites, including many in the Alexa Top 100 most visited websites, a malicious video ad, reports Media Trust.

The ad showed a pop-up in which a rogue security was offered, for example, Apple Safari. When users clicked on the pop-up was actually downloaded malware. The incident took place on 29 October and the infected ads were distributed 12 hours.According to Media Trust is the use of video ads attractive to cyber criminals because they are much harder to control. The use of such advertisements would therefore be on the increase.

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