Malvertisers Using Google Ads to Target Users Searching for Popular Software

There are details available regarding a malicious campaign that uses Google Ads to spread next-stage payloads and send people looking for well-known software to fake landing pages.

This behavior was found by Malwarebytes, which described it as “unique in its way to fingerprint users and distribute time-sensitive payloads.”

In order to deliver fake advertisements on the Google search results page that, when clicked, filter out bots and other unwanted IP addresses by displaying a spoof website, the attack targets visitors who are specifically looking for Notepad++ and PDF converters.

If the threat actor thinks the visitor is interesting, it will send the victim to a spoof website that promotes the program while discreetly fingerprinting the system to find out if the request is coming from a virtual machine read more Malvertisers Using Google Ads to Target Users Searching for Popular Software.

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