Google Ads Abused to Spread Malware


More frequently than ever before, cybercriminals are misusing the Google Ads platform to propagate malware. Through bogus websites, they prey on naïve users looking for well-known software packages. The official websites of numerous trustworthy software projects are copied by hackers, who then utilise those sites to spread trojanized versions of the programmes.

MSI Afterburner, Slack, Dashlane, Malwarebytes, Grammarly, Audacity, OBS, Ring, AnyDesk, Libre Office, Thunderbird, Teamviewer, Brave, Torrent, and other software programmes are examples of imitated products.

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