Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Web ads exploited as attack vector (again)

Source: The Register

A number of mainstream websites have been used to dish up malware (parading as anti-malware) via advertising slots. The payload is delivered quite selectively, making detection difficult. The victim is confronted with a pop-up warning them that their computer is compromised, and offering a service to fix it (which has exactly the reverse effect).

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