09 Jul How it really happened : NINJIO Season 3, Episode 7, Update Double Take
In NINJIO’s Season 3, Episode 7, a meeting starts late after a link to Amazon prompted a software update – an update that IT knew nothing about. It turns out that the culprit is malvertising. It’s important to review links before you click on them, and to be aware of the risk in following unexpected and unprompted instructions after opening a website.
CBS details an Amazon malvertisement and the scam site that it sent users to during one of the largest shopping days of the year.
Wired discusses what makes malvertising a lucrative practice for hackers.
There are a number of steps a user can take to safeguard against these scam ads; Forbes takes a look at some best practices.
Mobile Industry Review looks at the prime targets of malvertising – end-users and small businesses.
The Wall Street Journal discusses a malvertising variant that relies on “bot traffic” to increase the ad revenue that hackers can receive from publishers.