Cybercriminals are always looking for new ways to generate illicit income, but they are not ignoring old favourites like malvertising
The very fact that advertisements are so commonplace has led to them becoming a familiar part of the online landscape. Most often considered either an unwanted annoyance or necessary evil, online ads can actually be something far more sinister… even dangerous. Malicious advertising, or malvertising as it has become known, hides among the huge amounts of ads the average user will be exposed to on a daily basis. Not only does it look the same as perfectly legitimate advertising, it is generally served up by legitimate websites using just as legitimate advertising networks.