Dasient Finds 1.3 Million Malicious Online Ads Viewed Daily

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2010-05-25 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

According to Dasient, some 1.3 million malicious advertisements are viewed on the Web everyday, with each having an average life of between seven and eight days.

Security firm Dasient, which helps ad networks and publishers deal with the issue, collected the data from its telemetry system. In the past few years, malicious advertisements have emerged as a growing attack vector. Just how prevalent these attacks have become is underscored by new research from Dasient that provides a look into how such operations work.

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