Taboola ads exploited to serve up tech support scams

Criminals are exploiting users’ natural sense of curiosity with native advertisements to serve up tech support scam pages.

David Bisson reports.

Taboola confirms security breach, and has its PayPal account pwned

This weekend, visitors to news articles on the Reuters website found themselves redirected to a page belonging to the Syrian Electronic Army hacking group.

Now Taboola has put its hands up, and said that it was its widget which got hacked.

Reuters website ‘hacked’ by the Syrian Electronic Army, but Taboola blamed for letting them in

The finger of suspicion points to Taboola, as visitors to the Reuters website were redirected by hackers.

Find out more in my article for the Hot for Security blog.