September 30, 2015

Malvertising Crooks Turn Up in Google Search Results

Malvertisers are lurking on Google search results—and for a while, had the top two advertising spots when a search for YouTube was entered.

“Cybercrooks made this one look very real, with the supposed URL destination actually being the real YouTube website, and providing a preview to a YouTube channel when hovering over the link with your mouse—making this one good enough to trick even some security-savvy users,” explained Jerome Segura, researcher at Malwarebytes Lab, in an analysis shared with Infosecurity pre-publication.

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