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Report: Malvertisers now using SSL redirects

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 15, 2015.

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    Advertising networks have gotten better at spotting malicious downloads embedded into advertisements, so criminals began using redirects, even chains of a dozen redirects or more, to keep their malicious ads from being detected.

    Advertising networks wised up to that, as well, so the latest technique is SSL redirects which has proven effective on an AOL-owned network that serves ads in many non-English-speaking countries.

    According to security firm Cyphort, these malicious ads have been spotted in the wild in Vietnam, Turkey, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Germany.

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