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Definition Edit

Malvertising (a portmanteau of "malicious advertising") is

one form of drive-by download. Malvertisers embed malicious code into advertisements on legitimate websites, turning popular websites into malware servers. This is both difficult to block and to detect because the user trusts the website and the advertisements rotate so only a few users to the website receive the malware.[1]

Overview Edit

"Some estimates state that malvertising has increased over 200% in 2013 to over 209,000 incidents generating over 12.4 billion malicious ad impressions."[2]

References Edit

  1. Cyber Crime Executive Briefing, at 2.
  2. Online Advertising and Hidden Hazards to Consumer Security and Data Privacy, at 1.

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