IcedID Operators Abuse Google Ads in Malvertising Campaign


Google Ads are used by businesses to display adverts to specific audiences in an effort to boost traffic and sales. Since the beginning of December, the distributors of the IcedID botnet have been using SEO poisoning, also known as the same, to entice users of search engines to visit phoney websites that result in the download of malware.

Researchers from Trend Micro found that hackers are abusing terms used by organisations such as Adobe, AnyDesk, Brave Browser, Chase Bank, Discord, Fortinet, GoTo, Teamviewer, Thunderbird, and the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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