Definitions

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  • n. Internet advertising whose real intention is to deliver malware to the PC when the ad is clicked.

Etymologies

Blend of malicious and advertising (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Farm Town players are warned to be on their guard against 'malvertising' - adverts that pop up during gameplay telling players their computer is infected with a virus.

    Web User | News

  • "This so-called 'malvertising' is big business for cyber criminals," said Mr Cluley.

    BBC News - Home

  • Google Snaps Up One Million Phone Numbers As Google Voice Launch Looms Large Google clamps down on 'malvertising' - Phil Muncaster, vnunet. com, Sunday 21 June 2009 at

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Other sessions later in the day will look at how cybercrime might be fought by attacking its economic bases; stalker software that lets people spy on others; bogus anti-spyware\ products; and "malvertising," a technique through which online ads install malware.

    Cybersecurity conference battles cybercrime; you can help!

  • Apparently, that business of "malvertising" is getting more and more popular ... and more and more sophisticated. super sophisticated "malvertiser" who went to great lengths to appear legit.

    Techdirt

  • - While Yahoo apparently doesn't really care that there's a chance you might get served malware through ads (aka 'malvertising') delivered by Right Media YieldManager, search rival Google is at least being honest about it.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • One of our more skilled scambusters and "malvertising" gurus has further dissected (with photos) the exact scumware delivery mechanism at work here -- and notes that users don't even need to click on an ad banner at the website in order to get infected.

    DSLreports - front page

  • Sometimes called "malvertising," it's a method used by scammers to convince consumers to ...

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Company files suit against purveyors of 'malvertising'.

    CRN Australia - News -

  • "malvertising" scams and more attacks targeting the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) platform. report, CA (NASDAQ: CA) security pundits identified faux security software applications, insecure social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter and viruses that corrupt major search engines and their results as the top security issues of the past year.

    eSecurity Planet News

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