Malicious ads

From IDG News Service (Robert McMillan)
Criminals flooded several online ad networks with malicious advertisements over the weekend, causing popular Web sites such as the Drudge Report, and to inadvertently attack their readers, a security company said Wednesday.
The trouble started on Saturday, when the criminals somehow placed the malicious ads on networks managed by Google’s DoubleClick, as well as two others: YieldManager and ValueClick’s Fastclick network.  Read the full story []

There are security conferences, and then there is Virus Bulletin. While virtually all of the presentations are from researchers working at antimalware vendors and other security companies, the talks are quite technical and this year’s conference, which starts Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland, features one most interesting speaker: Eric Davis of Google.

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