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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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According to Ian Trider, director of RTB operations at Centro, malvertising can enter an ecosystem when DSPs (demand side platform)--which are similar to AdWords in creating a digital ad campaign via a vendor-neutral RTB (real-time bidding) ecosystem--haven't been properly vetted.
While malvertising has been plaguing the internet for many years now, this particular cybercriminal group's hijack stood out because of the number of users' browser sessions that were affected, (https://www.zdnet.com/article/us-ios-users-targeted-by-massive-malvertising-campaign) ZDNet reported Tuesday, citing Jerome Dang, chief technology officer and cofounder of Confiant, a cybersecurity firm.
Malvertising exploits online advertising by inserting malicious or malware-laden ads into genuine advertising networks and webpages.
(72.) Trend Micro, "Malvertising: When Online Ads Attack," March 19, 2015, http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/security/news/cybercrime-and-digital-threats/malvertising-when-online-ads-attack.
Headless worms, jailbreaks, madware, man-in-the-middle, ransomware, ghostware, watering holes and malvertising. These colorful names belie the seriousness of the security attacks plaguing organizations that continue to grow in number and sophistication.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Security researchers shut down a large-scale malvertising operation that used sophisticated techniques to remain undetected for months and served exploits to millions of computers.
The senators point to "malvertising," when ads are enlisted to infect someone's computer with malware, as a primary reason consumers are using ad blockers.
Additionally, Abdulrahim Al Abri, Senior System Engineer, Centre for Information Systems at SQU, in his talk about antivirus technologies, elaborated on ransomware viruses, malvertising viruses and the link between them and Rootkits.
Malvertising, which costs roughly $1.2 billion, injects malware onto users' devices through the digital advertising ecosystem, especially through ad content.
*Digital ad systems are broke: Research by the trade group Interactive Advertising Bureau and the consulting firm Ernst & Young LLP indicates that "fraudulent impressions, infringed content and malvertising cost the U.S.