Malvertising Tag

Cybercriminals use many techniques to compromise systems and networks. Some use phishing emails that contain malicious attachments. Others abuse protocols like RDP to access vulnerable systems. And then there are those who leverage online banner ads to prey upon unsuspecting users. How does this last...

One of the applications of advanced threat analytics is protecting people and devices from malicious advertisements. It has become increasingly common for websites, even well-known and trusted ones, to become victims of malicious advertisements or malvertising. When a user visits an infected site, the malicious advertisement...

Last week at IMC Vancouver 2014, cyber-security researcher Apostolis Zarras of Ruhr-University Bochum presented a research paper entitled “The Dark Alleys of Madison Avenue, Understanding Malicious Advertisements” that he co-authored along with other researchers including my fellow Lastline co-founder Christopher Kruegel and myself. For this...