Last year, 2016 was the horrible time for cyber-experts because there was more than 123% growth in malware advertising. Earlier, the malware advertising was not considered very dangerous but this was an eye-opener and dangerous as well. It is turning out to be a huge threat for Online privacy and data security. This year, malvertising will continue to be a powerful exploit kit for cyber crooks.
How Does Malware Advertising works?
As the name suggest, this is a technique to circulate malware in the targeted PC. There are two prominent ways of malvertising namely Pseudo-darkleech and EITest. The Pseudo-darkleech uses management system vulnerabilities in order to insert malicious codes in the targeted webpage. so when user visit such webpage, they will be misguided to visit angler exploit kit containing websites. On the other hand, EITest uses RIG and Neutrino exploit kits. It may hack the computer through notification and pop ups payloads and so on. The webpage will redirected over a corrupted website which contains collection of unreadable source-code. In order to read the content, the user is asked to download certain code or update the extension. However this is malware hijacking process in reality.
Malware advertising seems to have a bright future and this is a very bad news for all the Online users. There are hundreds of publishers using malvertising strategy and they even user deceptive technique to disable the ad-blocking services and to cancel fingerprinting. It has now become very important to be careful while Online browsing. Always use an updated anti-malware tool, System apps and browser as well as be attentive while downloading any kind of application in your work-station.