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Addressing the Malvertising Trend of Malicious Cloned Sites, GeoEdge Becomes the First Ad Security Solution to Block Ads leading to Cloned…

Research from ad security provider GeoEdge has found that malicious content has become the fastest growing tactic for malicious advertising in 2020, accounting for 50% of all malicious advertising today. Why? Malicious advertisers are the most performance-driven marketers in the world, and nefarious content is six times more effective than auto-redirect ads. Malicious advertisers can buy a cloned website template for a few dollars and use IP addresses to more effectively target users. And COVID-19 has given malicious…

Malvertising: How It Ruins a User’s Day, and Destroys Their Trust in Digital Advertising

It’s Saturday morning. You have just brewed your first (or second, or even third, no judgments here) cup of coffee, and now you’re lounging on the sofa, checking the local news on your phone. You encounter an ad on the page and suddenly, through no action of your own, you are forcefully redirected through a series of websites at rapid-fire speed, finally landing on a page offering you a $1,000 Amazon gift voucher, as long as you provide them some details, of course. Alternatively, you may have just arrived at your…