Hopefully by now, Internet users know not to click on odd links, but malvertising– malicious code hidden within otherwise harmless advertisements— presents a more pernicious problem.
A brand-new malvertising campaign isn’t content to just redirect your web internet browser to unsafe sites. If you’re utilizing an Android phone, it downloads and installs an Android app that can jeopardize your entire phone, without any known solution.
The trap is easy to avoid, once it’s sprung, it’s sprung for good.
This information comes from the Zscaler ThreatLabZ team, a San Jose, California-based security firm. Zscaler found the problem by scouring the Godlike Productions forums, a hotbed of UFO and conspiracy theory activity. For once, the tinfoil-hatted commentors had it right; somebody truly WAS out to get them, and that somebody was a cyber-criminal.