CPO Magazine: New Malvertising Attacks Highlight Growing Risk of Ad Fraud
Nicole Lindsey Mar 21, 2019
The next time you’re tempted to click on an online ad, think again. That innocent-looking ad for a reduced price Spring Break vacation might actually be part of a sophisticated malvertising attack. This type of ad fraud is becoming more and more prevalent on the Internet, as cyber criminals come up with new and unique ways to deliver malicious payloads via online ads. The latest malvertising ad fraud technique, highlighted by researchers at Devcon, involves polyglot images used by advanced groups of cyber criminals. And these polyglot images are starting to show up all over the ad fraud space.
How the malvertising ad fraud scheme works