Google ads push malicious CPU-Z app from fake Windows news site

A threat actor has been distributing a trojanized version of the CPU-Z tool to deliver the Redline information-stealing malware via Google Ads.

The new campaign was discovered by Malwarebytes analysts, who believe it is part of the same operation that used Notepad++ malvertising to deliver malicious payloads.

The malicious Google advertisement for the trojanized CPU-Z, a Windows tool for profiling computer hardware, is hosted on a cloned copy of the legitimate Windows news site WindowsReport.

CPU-Z is a popular free utility that allows users to monitor various hardware components read more Google ads push malicious CPU-Z app from fake Windows news site.

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