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CATEGORY ARCHIVES: malvertising

ThreatSTOP Premium Feed Spotlight Series: Level Up Your Malvertising Protection with The Media Trust Premium Threat Intelligence Feed

Most malware is often delivered from otherwise legitimate sites. Sometimes this occurs via compromising existing websites, but more often than not, it is by using existing advertising networks as a means to ultimately deliver malware. Quite simply, the attacker buys impressions via existing channels and uses a variety of malvertising tricks to either directly compromise the web browser, or at the least trick the user to installing the malware. This specialized form of malware delivery requires a specialized collection methodology to detect such attacks.

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A Rough Time for Web-browsing: The RoughTed Campaign

One family of malware that even the most vigilant of users has to be careful of is malvertising. Malvertising's dangers come from the fact that malware infection can occur from visiting a common legitimate website, as the malware is embedded within the ads on the website, rather than the website itself.

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