Fake versions of adverts were found in late November, with the goal of infecting computers with malware.  Known as Boaxxe/Miuref and Kovter, the ads were seen on web pages and emails, directing a user to counterfeit online stores that run malicious code. 

Here are some helpful tips on reducing your risk of future attacks:

  • Avoid clicking on advertising, especially within a corporate/work environment.
  • Avoid clicking on email links.
  • Take steps to protect your identity.
  • Keep anti-virus/malware websites up to date.
  • Change passwords regularly and/or turn on two-factor authentication.
  • Keep your operating system up-to-date.

Source: https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/11/27/3ve-online-ad-fraud-disrupted/

Nelson Clemente

Nelson Clemente (BEng, ISO27032)

getNEXT – Systems Engineer, Cyber Security Awareness

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