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At some point in the history of the Internet, someone placed code on their website that called an external third party to help it deliver content or provide functionality for that website. A digital...
Malvertising, defined as the use of online advertising to spread malicious software (aka “malware”), is a damaging occurrence in online advertising. A malicious advertisement is one that is able to...
Click Here to Download the ReportIn a survey for our new report, "How to Fight the Growing Threat of Malvertisements", sponsored by Symantec, we found that 90 percent of ad ops professionals...
Imagine being head of security at a stadium that holds several hundred events during the year. You are responsible for the safety of each person entering the stadium and for ensuring nothing happens...
Malvertising is a growing issue among ad-ops professionals. In a survey for our new report, "How to Fight the Growing Threat of Malvertisements", we found that 90 percent of ad ops professionals...
Antivirus and malware researchers say they have discovered a "widespread campaign" that is infecting the display ads served by leading online publishers and advertising services, including Google,...
Digital ad targetability is at an all-time high. With every buy that includes hyper-targeted inventory to niche audiences, we have to ask ourselves who is minding the store. That is, we can negotiate...
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Ads have long been a gateway for spammers and hackers to distribute malicious code, but now the crooks are showing a new level of sophistication by The scam goes something...
The recent alarm about malicious display ads began slowly, but has rapidly gained steam. First The New York Times was duped by a "rogue" ad buyer (a security software company) that posed as a...
Researcher Ben Edelman exposes how some publishers are causing ads to load in hidden windows, but the sites are minor ones.Online advertisers may be getting cheated out of ad impressions on some ad...
Online criminals are looking to infect your computer and they're increasingly turning to online ads to deliver malicious software. The New York Times was recently hit by a sophisticated scam in which...
Harvard Business School professor Ben Edelman has produced some of the most interesting academic research on internet advertising, especially on the subjects of spyware, affiliate marketing fraud and...
Malware-Distributed Botnet Masking Itself with High “Quality Scores”; Sending Fraudulent Search Traffic from U.S. Libraries, Schools and Consumer Laptops AUSTIN, Texas – Click Forensics®, Inc....
The five lawsuits filed by Microsoft against entities thought to be spreading "malvertising" should be seen as more than an effort to help unwary consumers using Microsoft networks, said the company...
This week, The New York Times reported on an internal snafu that resulted in unknown parties sneaking a malicious advertisement onto the company's website.  According to Times representatives, the ad...
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