What is Malvertising?

Malvertising is the use of online advertising to spread malware. It involves injecting malicious or malware-laden advertisements into legitimate online advertising networks and webpages. Advertising content can be inserted into reputed websites, providing fraudsters an opportunity to push their attacks to web users who might not otherwise see the ads, due to firewalls, more safety precautions.

What you can do to avoid Malvertising attacks?

  • If any ad looks overtly promising, simply avoid it.
  • Avoid anything that promises you likes of money, gifts, discount coupons, etc. for free.
  • As a user, make sure you have good security software and inculcate safe browsing habits.
  • Keep your operating system and software, including browser plug-ins, always updated.