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malvertising

(MALicious adVERTISING) Placing malicious ads on websites that lead users to harmful sites. Malvertisements are not only found on suspicious websites, but wind up on reputable, highly trafficked sites. See malware and Internet advertising.
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The volume of weaponized Office document malware deliveries far outpaced other threats from malvertising, ransomware and other crime ware Trojans combined.
Proofpoint's malvertising solution addresses this threat in two ways.
Instances of malvertising (genuine-looking advertisements that link back to fraudulent sites) will continue to increase.
Switching from a system focused on the enforcement of acceptable browsing policy, Anacapa selected CYREN WebSecurity for its ability to deliver this capability while also keeping hotspot users safe against the very latest Internet threats, such as zero-hour phishing and malware, malvertising, and watering hole attacks.
Chris Olson, co-founder and CEO, The Media Trust, said : "The threat of malvertising shows no signs of abating, so it' critical the online and mobile advertising ecosystem proactively protect consumers from being infected with malware.
As a result, weak links -outdated software, bad code, abandoned digital properties, or user errors - contribute to the adversary's ability to exploit vulnerabilities, with methods such as DNS queries, exploit kits, amplification attacks, point-of-sale (POS) system compromise, malvertising, ransomware, and infiltration of encryption protocols, social engineering and "life event" spam.
In addition to the monetary impact of the malware, GGTracker used new techniques to broadly distribute the malware including Malvertising.
A large-scale malvertising attack using Yahoo's advertisement network to deliver malware to visitors was uncovered this week by security company Malwarebytes.
Every day the ad-network-and-exchange model proves its worth as evidenced by the millions of ads successfully served in just one 24-hour cycle, but the constant threat of malvertising requires continuous improvement and greater collaboration across the industry," says Chris Olson, The Media Trust's CEO and co-founder.
Malvertising is a technique of pushing malicious or malware-laden ads into legitimate advertising networks that, in turn, display the ads you see on legitimate and popular sites.
Users downloading from compromised sites contributed to a 228% increase in Silverlight attacks along with a 250% increase in spam and malvertising exploits.