If you think that online ads are just an annoyance, think again. One of the ways criminals harvest malware onto your computer is through the use of malicious online advertisements (malvertisements). Cybercriminals can serve them up by hacking into a trusted website and injecting their malware into third-party banners and online ads or first posing as a legitimate advertiser and then inserting malware into the code behind their ads after they have gained some traction. Both allow attackers to infect as many computers as possible in a short amount of time.
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