Malicious Ads on Google Target Chinese Users with Fake Messaging Apps

As part of an ongoing malvertising attack, Chinese-speaking users have been targeted by fraudulent Google advertising for restricted messaging apps such as Telegram.

Malwarebytes’ Jérôme Segura stated in a research released on Thursday that “the threat actor is abusing Google advertiser accounts to create malicious ads and pointing them to pages where unsuspecting users will download Remote Administration Trojan (RATs) instead.” “Such programs give an attacker full control of a victim’s machine and the ability to drop additional malware.”

It is important to note that the activity, known by the codename FakeAPP, is an extension of an earlier round of attacks that went after Hong Kong consumers who were looking for messaging apps like Telegram and WhatsApp read more Malicious Ads on Google Target Chinese Users with Fake Messaging Apps.

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