It is not so hard to say that we people often get worried about any misbehaving of our computer system; if users see something unusual with the design, they start thinking that some sort of virus has in the plugin, but might this can be a true reaction, now hackers are using the video ads to inject malware into the user’s system. Still, it’s quite difficult to detect by any of your system’s antivirus because the video ad contains several complex coding, and thus this makes it tough to detect.
We, cyber experts, are well known about the past days when cybercriminals used different types of malware to put into the ads displayed on web pages, just like Adobe Flash; we had already discussed Adobe flash when hackers made a dramatical malware indulge with users computer, likewise now a day the new era as a generation with new types of malware came alone, the Video Ads, this types of malware rarely occur. Still, other ad service providers will soon display those infected ads without scanning the whole complex code inside the video ads.
Hackers Now Using Video Ads to Inject Malware
The advertising industry has a major headache regarding publishing any ads. Fortunately, they realize that the ads they have published for users attraction that have serious malware coding inside, Which can lead to the breakout of tens of thousands of computers at high risk and can expose data that can be the direct word to call “Compromised”, however nowadays, the ad industries have put their efforts on search or scanning the ad code very carefully with every element which is a perfect headache for hose companies.
It is not false to say that with current popular ads, publishers or industries are putting their nose in depth to scan the ads as well as even those ads which have been later for some sort of reason, that ads are also in a straight line of scanning, without scanning those ads the publishers are not publishing those ads, anyhow this can go farther. Still, hackers and cybercriminals are always trying to find the weak point in any program.
Now the question is why the hackers or cyber criminals have created video ads to subscribe to victims’ computers, hence they know about the current situation on how Adobe Flash player has broken out from the entire Internet system, no one is going to accept Flash player on their system, and that’s how they thought to convert those flash malware into video.
The example is here: the report says that two weeks earlier, the group of cybercriminals created a video ad, and later, after scanning the ads very carefully with every code, they found malware that which have previously been found in adobe flash.
This video-type malware can also affect websites with high traffic, which can lead to those visitors as a victim visiting those high-level websites. Every day, many visitors are being affected by visiting these websites containing hidden malicious ad codes.
All this we are saying is not just a homemade story; this is the real truth; the Media Trust Company, which serves as security tools and services in the previous month released a noted script (written) that about 3,000 popular websites are showing those malicious pop-up window ads which named as “Tripbox” and all this activity have been seen on October 29th.
With that ad if users get involved with the advertisement without avoiding it, they will have been warned about an update for their using browser, especially for Apple’s made browser as Safari; later on, after completing just update button, your computer will start downloading some sort of data connection to the malicious content ad and everything will be gone in just five minutes, the overall computer will be under the control of the hackers, without the prior knowledge of victim the hackers will control the computer from the background.