August 13, 2015

Hackers setting up rogue pop-up-ads for website payments

Christopher Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, warns that some websites may be taking advantage of payment designs in a bizarre way, resulting in unwanted charges for angry mobile phone users.

Hackers achieve the charges by a basic method. Sites related to the charges place paid advertising on ad networks. The ads redirect visitors from the original site to their own, normally as a new tab or window. The soon-to-be-billed people might find themselves in between a few ad network URLs prior to arriving at their final destination.

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