Watch a video that documents Google AdWords attack

Watch a video that documents Google AdWords attack Exploit Prevention Labs released a video documenting how attackers are using Google’s popular AdWords advertising system to infect unsuspecting users with malware.

As the video shows, cyber criminals ran Google ads for legitimate, trusted organizations like The Better Business Bureau. When users clicked on the ads, they were redirected to a malicious web site that attempted to exploit a common security vulnerability in Internet Explorer. Users who hadn’t installed Microsoft’s latest security patches were infected with a so-called postlogger – malware that’s designed to steal confidential account access information, in this case from customers of 100 different banks.


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