Researchers recently discovered a malvertising campaign that ran undetected for weeks, calling attention to the need for stricter online ad security.
Google and Adobe are limiting the ability of Adobe's Flash Player to run multimedia ads, but those actions may not be enough to stop cybercriminals.
A recent report suggested malvertising is reaching new heights, while a case involving the use of SSL redirects suggests hackers are getting smarter.
A report from Malwarebytes suggests malvertising is on the rise, aiming at Flash Player and giving cybercriminals good results at a relatively low cost.
Adware programs that are designed to render advertisements on end user systems emerged as the second-most prevalent security threat in 2014.
In response to growing incidents of malvertising, Google Ad Services has announced that the majority of its traffic will be encrypted by June 30.
Security researchers have found malware in online ads may be a way for attackers to change the DNS settings of home routers and take over home computers.
An attempt to distribute malware via online ad network DoubleClick and Zedo could be a possible example of "malvertising" targeting consumers through ads.
Endpoint security can be compromised if employees have permission to make administrative changes on company devices. However, they may still be at risk.
A new type of malware distributes Blackhole exploit kits that compromise user endpoints through malicious advertising, or "malvertising."