This article from F-Secure shows something I have being trying to educate my clients about for years now. Long gone are the days when you only had to worry about avoiding sketchy websites. Thanks to the way online advertising works one exploit hidden in an ad that somehow makes it into one of the advertising services can and will infect hundreds of machine visiting any site that displays that ad.
Why is there such a dramatic difference?
An advertising network used by one of Finland’s most popular websites, suomi24.fi, was compromised during the December time period. And according to Suomi24 all of that malware traffic was pushed by a single ad from a third-party advertiser’s network.
Just one ad.
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