Google’s Ad-words exploited by Threat Actors

A newly uncovered technique to abuse Google’s ad-words powerful advertisement platform is spreading rogue promoted search results in mass. Pointing to allegedly credible advertisement sites that are fully controlled by threat actors, those are used to masquerade and redirect ad-clickers to malicious phishing pages gaining the powerful credibility and targeting capabilities of Google’s search results. Adding customized malware payloads, threat actors are raising the bar for successful malware deployments on Personal PCs with ad words like Grammarly, Malwarebytes, and Afterburner as well as with Visual Studio, Zoom, Slack, and even Dashlane to target organizations.


https://thehackernews.com/2022/12/new-malvertising-campaign-via-google.html

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-warns-of-search-engine-ads-pushing-malware-phishing/

https://labs.guard.io/masquerads-googles-ad-words-massively-abused-by-threat-actors-targeting-organizations-gpus-42ae73ee8a1e

Google’s Ad-words exploited by Threat Actors
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