A group of cyber-criminals created 28 fake ad agencies and bought over 1 billion ad views in 2017, which they used to deliver malicious ads that redirected unsuspecting users to tech support scams or sneaky pages peddling malware-laden software updates or software installers.
Google is set to activate Chrome's built-in ad blocker on February 15, according to an announcement the browser maker made today.
A US senator has asked the White House to look into the threat that malicious ads —also known as malvertising— pose to US government networks and computers.
User targeting capabilities provided by mobile advertisers can also be abused to track users with an accuracy of 8 meters and for a budget of $1,000 or less.
On Monday, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) — a US-based privacy group — has filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing one of today's largest VPN providers of deceptive trade practices.
Google announced yesterday plans to stop scanning users' Gmail inboxes for advertising purposes, a decision that in theory should improve users' privacy, but in reality, it does not.
Google has just confirmed that a version of Chrome with built-in ad-blocking features is in the works, and the company hopes to release it in "early 2018."
Malicious ads displayed in Google search results for Target — the US retailer — redirected users to a tech support scam.
At the annual Google Marketing Next conference, the Mountain View search and advertising giant announced a new service that will let advertisers track and tie offline credit card payments with ongoing marketing campaigns.
Facebook's marketing department is using algorithms to identify emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth as young as 14, The Australian reported today after reporters managed to get their hands on a 23-page report from Facebook's Australian office.
Earlier today, several Google Home owners complained online about how their personal assistants started spewing ads out of the blue.
Over the past weeks, security researchers from Sucuri and Malwarebytes have discovered two campaigns that abuse hacked and fake websites to push Google ads and trick users into clicking these advertisments, for the crooks profits.