I'm going to be accused of "cyber Fear warmonger," but I think history
may classify me closer to a Paul Revere?
Security software vendors are loosing the battle on every front.
Research: 1.3 million malicious ads viewed daily.
The attack vector, known as malvertising, has been increasingly trending as a tactic of choice for numerous malicious attackers, due to the wide reach of the campaign once they manage to trick a legitimate publisher into accepting it.
More findings from their research:
- The probability of a user getting infected from a malvertisement is twice as likely on a weekend and the average lifetime of a malvertisement is 7.3 days
The increased probability of infection during the weekend can be attributed to a well known tactic used by the individual/gang behind the campaign. Once the social engineering part takes place, in an attempt to evade detection, they would first feature a legitimate ad, wait for the weekend to come thinking that no one would react to the attack even if it was reported, and show the true face of the campaign.
SOUNDS BAD? IT GETS WORSE.
Potential to bring down the WWW and keep it down.
BY AN INDIVUAL:
HOW BAD IS IT?
I SINCERLY HOPE HISTORY PROVES ME WRONG, BUT IT SEEMS
IT JUST KEEPS GETTING WORSE AND WORSE.