During the past few weeks, malvertising activity was a little bit on the decline, at least within our own telemetry. We were mainly seeing the usual suspects pushing a lot of Magnitude EK related infections and the occasional tech support scam.
However, out of the blue on the weekend we witnessed a huge spike in malicious activity emanating out of two suspicious domains. Not only were there a lot of events, but they also included some very high profile publishers, which is something we haven’t seen in a while:Publisher Traffic (monthly)* msn.com 1.3B nytimes.com 313.1M bbc.com 290.6M aol.com 218.6M my.xfinity.com 102.8M nfl.com 60.7M realtor.com 51.1M theweathernetwork.com 43M thehill.com 31.4M newsweek.com 9.9M
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