What is a Malvertising Attack?
Cyber attackers upload infected display ads to different sites using an ad network. These ads are then distributed to sites that match certain keywords and search criteria.
Once a user clicks on one of these ads, some type of malware will be downloaded. Any website or web publisher can be subjected to malvertising, and many don’t even know they’ve been compromised.
The best way to prevent falling victim to malvertising is to use common sense. Any ad that promises riches, free computers or cruises to the Bahamas is probably too good to be true, and therefore could be hiding malware.
As always, up-to-date software and operating systems are your best first line of defense.
Cyber attacks are being performed every second of every day.
You must review your current Cyber defences and continue to have them tested by professional organisations.
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