21 Jul 2021

This new password-stealing Windows malware is distributed via ads for cracked software

Cybersecurity company Bitdefender has discovered a new form of malware that is delivered to victims via advertisements that appear in search results. Bitdefender states that the malware is being used as a gateway for attackers to steal passwords, deliver additional malware, and install cryptocurrency miners. The malware targets Windows devices

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07 Jun 2021

Google PPC Ads Used to Deliver Infostealers

Researchers have traced the origins of several increasingly popular information stealers, including Tesla, Taurus, Amadey, and redline. The investigation found that threat actors are delivering the information stealers through pay-per-click ads that appear in Google’s search results, allegedly paying high prices for results for AnyDesk, Dropbox, and Telegram apps that

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12 Nov 2020

Ragnar Locker Ransomware Gang Takes Out Facebook Ads in Key New Tactic

Ragnar Locker group has taken out public Facebook ads, threatening to release stolen data obtained from a ransomware attack against Italian liquor seller Campari. The attack occurred on November 3 and resulted in the theft of 2TB of sensitive data. Ragnar operators are demanding a $15 million ransom be paid

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06 Dec 2019

Facebook sues Chinese malware operator for abusing its ad platform

Facebook filed a lawsuit yesterday against Chinese company ILikeAd Media International Company and the two men who control it, Chen Xiao Cong and Huang Tao. The company was founded in 2016 in Hong Kong and is being accused of using the Facebook ad platform to run a malware scheme. Once

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