Researchers have discovered a malvertising campaign that targets MacOS users through fake software downloads. Users who search for “Google Chrome” from Google.com, receive a Google Adwords search result at the top of the page. The ad suggests it’s going to take you to google.com/chrome but instead takes you to googlechromelive.com which is a fake download page for the browser. When the user clicks the fake download button, it sends the users to several web pages and downloads a malware that says your computer is infected with viruses, and instructs them to download more programs.
Google has since removed this malicious ad, but it’s important to know how it works as similar attack vectors could be used to spread malware in the future.
Steam, a digital distribution and gaming and social networking website, was recently a victim of a DDoS attack. The hacking group claimed responsibility on Twitter and goes by the name Phantom Squad. They were able to take the high traffic website down for several minutes, causing temporary gaming service disruption.
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