On Wednesday, and probably the previous days, Equifax's credit report assistance website (aa.econsumer.equifax.com) was caught redirecting users to all sort of nasty websites that were peddling fake Flash Player update files laced with adware, fake Android and iOS updates, and scam sites offering products at cheap prices.
Google has removed a malicious extension from its Chrome Web Store that posed as the popular AdBlock Plus ad blocker but forcibly opened new tabs to show ads to users.
The Roboto Condensed social engineering attack has been updated to not only distribute keyloggers and miners, but if your "lucky, is now also pushing adware and crapware bundles that overrun a computer.
A password stealing Trojan called AdService is being quietly distributed by adware bundles that typically install other programs such as Russian adware, extensions, clickers, adware, and fake system optimization programs. This Trojan is loaded through DLL hijacking in Chrome.
Lenovo has settled charges with the FTC and 32 state attorneys for shipping laptops preinstalled with the Superfish adware back in 2014 and 2015.
A virulent spam campaign has hit Facebook Messenger during the past few days, according to recent warnings issued by Avira and Kaspersky Lab.
The developer(s) of an Android adware family named GhostClicker has managed to sneak his malware on the official Google Play Store on several occasions, hiding it in as much as 340 mundane Android apps.
Six more developers have had their Chrome extensions hijacked in the past four months, according to new evidence surfaced yesterday by Proofpoint researcher Kafeine.
A new family of Mac adware is bound to cause some headaches to infected victims, as the only way to remove it and its secondary payloads is by reinstalling macOS from scratch, according to the expert opinion of Patrick Wardle, Director of Research at Synack and a well-known Mac malware researcher.
The developer of a very popular Google Chrome extension has regained access over his tool after an unknown hacker had managed to hijack his developer account and push a malicious version that contained adware.
Over 500,000 users have had their computers infected with a stealthy malware named Stantinko, according to a 99-page report released yesterday by Slovak antivirus maker ESET.
A company is going around buying abandoned Chrome extensions from their original developers and converting these add-ons into adware.
For the past year and a half, an Android adware family known as CopyCat has infected over 14 million devices, rooted around 8 million, and made over $1.5 million for its owners.
During the past month, both Google and Mozilla developers have added support in their respective browsers for "headless mode," a mechanism that allows browsers to run silently in the OS background and with no visible GUI.
Seventy-five apps available for download from the official Google Play Store had to remove a malicious advertising library that was secretly an adware called AdDown, which Trend Micro researchers have been tracking for the last two years.
A new Trojan called CertLock blocks Windows security vendor's programs from being installed or running by blocking their certificates in Windows. This is a continuing trend where adware and unwanted program purveyors are installing protection programs to try and block users from cleaning their computers.
A malvertising campaign detected on a popular forum is forcibly downloading an Android app on users' devices, which later installs a second app with more intrusive features and which is almost impossible to remove without flashing the user's phone.
A Chinese digital marketing company named Rafotech is behind a wave of inter-connected adware families that found their way onto the computers of millions of users.