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Cybercriminals turn to video ads to plant malware

Jeremy Kirk | Nov. 13, 2015
The complex code behind video ads makes it harder to detect malware.

Olson said it is difficult to estimate how many computers may have been exposed to the malicious ad. But it highlights what could be an emerging problem as video becomes more pervasive.

"It means that companies serving video ads and publishers that monetize via video ads need to be paying attention to the video channel just like they would with display advertising or other third-party code that they run on their sites," Olson said. 


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