Security researchers at Bromium have discovered that hackers were spreading malware onto computers while unsuspecting users were watching YouTube videos.
The drive-by-download attack was distributed via adverts shown on the YouTube website, and used an exploit kit to infect Windows PCs with a version of the Caphaw banking Trojan.
Some of the malware spread over the New Year period via poisoned Yahoo ads was designed to mine the Bitcoin virtual currency.
One security company claims it stopped the attack days before it became public knowledge, but they didn’t tell anyone until now.
Thousands of visitors to the Yahoo website were attacked by malware, spread via poisoned adverts in recent days.
Tens of millions of Android users have installed the Brightest Flashlight Free app, not realising that the app engaged in dirty tricks to share information about users’ location and devices with advertisers without consent.
Here’s the video that LG doesn’t want you to see.
See for yourself what the firm may have been planning to do with its Smart Ad technology, which can snoop on your TV watching behaviour.
Google is going to allow companies to use your name and face as an endorsement in adverts.
Here’s how to stop it.
A hoax chain letter is being spread across Facebook, between users who believe that the social network is asking their opinion about whether it should implemention video adverts or not.
Wikipedia warns its millions of users about how cybercriminals can inject adverts into webpages.
Shady tricks by Android apps, as coders steal intellectual property and introduce excessively aggressive advertising frameworks to make money.
The general public’s awareness of website hacking has reached incredible levels if it’s now being used as a joke by advertisers.
If you’re keen to download Firefox 7, please make sure that you download it from the correct website.
Good advice as someone steals second place for “Firefox 7” in Google’s search results.