Major data breaches at Adidas, Ticketmaster pummel web users

There’s been a number of major data breaches and leaks revealed in the last few days, and we take a look at three of the biggest: Adidas, Ticketmaster, and marketing firm Exactis.

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Stripchat bot spells block

Learn why Malwarebytes is blocking a sub-domain of an adult website.

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Adware vs. ad fraud

We explain what adware and ad fraud are and point out the differences by discussing the methods and the classification of the malware that is involved.

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Snapchat rebrands, introduces new ad platform and hardware

Snapchat is now called Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel talks about 3V advertising, the platform his company adapted for ad monetization. Then he unveils a new “toy” you can wear like Google Glass, but works more like GoPro. Boom.

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“Your Android is Expired!”

We take a look at a dubious advert redirect currently in circulation.

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Advertising Brokers: A Background Information

Provides background information about advertisement brokers, the men and women that are in the middle of web advertising between sites and advertisers.

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IRISSCON 2015 Presentation: “Bad Ads”

Malware Intelligence Analyst Chris Boyd will be giving a presentation on the subject of “Bad Ads” at this year’s IRISSCON Security Conference.

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The Grey Side of Mobile Advertising

Grey hats do their work in between the good and the malicious sides of computing and often push the limits of maliciousness when it comes to making a quick buck.

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AdChoices, interest based advertising

An explanation as to why we can’t remove a particular type of advert from your browsing experience.

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Real-Time Bidding and Malvertising: A Case Study

Malvertising continues to be one of the biggest and most effective infection mechanism which, for the most part, is based on rogue advertisers inserting malicious ads in the machine. We wrote several stories about this subject, but today, we wanted to get into a particular concept that is behind all of this called real-time bidding (RTB).

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