Over 10 million Web surfers possibly exposed to malvertising
Upwards of 10 million people may have visited websites carrying malicious advertisements in the last ten days, possibly infecting their computers with malware, according to computer security company Cyphort.
For the past month, Cyphort has been tracking various malicious advertisement campaigns, which involve duping online advertising providers into distributing their malicious ads.
If someone views a malicious advertisement, it can cause their browser to be automatically redirected to another website that attacks their computer.
Nick Bilogorskiy, director of security research at Cyphort, wrote that the company has discovered over the last week a number of highly trafficked websites that are still carrying malicious ads.