More Malvertising

And they complain about my using an ad-blocker. Google Search Ads Infiltrated Again by Tech Support Scams.

Because it would be too much damn trouble to have someone actually screening ads. Just let the algorithms handle it. What can go wrong?

A security research recently told BleepingComputer about a new malvertising campaign that is causing searches for the keyword “Lowes” to redirect a user to a tech support scam. As you can see below, this ad looks legitimate as it is the first item displayed on a search page and shows that its target URL is http://www.lowes.com.

When searchers click on it, though, they are brought to a site that will determine based on various conditions whether the visitor will be redirected to Lowes.com or the tech support scam shown in the video below.

And of course, it’s not just Lowe’s that is impacted.

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