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After pushing malware, ad networks also used for DDoS

Lucian Constantin | Sept. 30, 2015
Hackers have figured out how to launch crippling distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks through malicious advertisements.

"The online advertising industry has grown in complexity to such an extent that each party can conceivably claim it is not responsible when malware is delivered to a user's computer through an advertisement," the Senate's Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs said in its report.

 

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