• Cybercriminals realized long ago that the online advertising industry, if properly subverted, could be a near-perfect platform for distributing malware.
  • About 20 of those fake agencies then contracted with so-called demand-side platforms, or DSPs, which is online advertising parlance for services that connect advertising buyers with sellers.
  • Jerome Segura, the lead malware intelligence analyst at security firm Malwarebytes, who has extensively studied malvertising, says the online advertising industry should realize that these kinds of threats are as harmful as actual malware.

    Source: https://www.govinfosecurity.com/online-advertising-hackers-little-helper-a-10605