‘Malvertising’ Attacks on Record Pace

Malvertising is on a record pace so far in 2016.

The number of “malvertising” attacks detected on top websites worldwide is on pace to hit a record this year, more than doubling the tally from just two years ago, according to research from cybersecurity vendor Cyphort Labs.

Malvertising is a type of malware that is launched through ads that are secretly placed on legitimate websites and redirect web browsers to hacker-controlled sites containing infected ads.