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Group Behind Windows 10 App Malvertising Pushed 100M Ads in 2019

Researchers with Confiant have identified a Hong Kong based advertising firm as the culprit behind a massive malvertising campaign that has already displayed over 100 million adds, including tech support scams, phishing pages and other scams in Windows 10 apps and Microsoft games this year.

The activity of the malvertising group peaked in May with a campaign targeting French users and then again in June of this year when German users were the primary target. While the large volume of ads is a nuisance to users, the real threat is their fraudulent nature, which can result in unsuspecting users losing money to and sharing sensitive data with scammers.

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