New malware is costly to businesses running ads


Malware has been discovered creating fraudulent statistics on social sites and ad impressions, according to new research from Flashpoint. This false activity can become costly to businesses running paid ads and other marketing initiatives.

The malware delivers a malicious browser extension that performs fraudulent AdSense impressions and generates likes on YouTube videos. It also watches hidden Twitch video livestreams. The browsers affected include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Yandex.


What You Can Do

Invest in a good antivirus software. Ensure all your software programs are updated. Watch for security patches released by your software vendors and apply them as soon as they are available. If you don’t have the time or resources to invest in these activities, get a good managed services provider on board who can do it for you. This is very important as a malware attack can paralyze your business.


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