January 31, 2022

Assessment: Last week, we observed a malicious ad campaign that uses old traditional clickbait techniques and lures users to click on the advertisements. The user is then taken to a newly registered malicious website that promotes a bitcoin-scam using famous celebrity images and also clones legitimate news websites like "https://www.news.com.au/" and "https://www.forbes.com/news/" on the landing page. We have seen a concerning volume of ads from this campaign across both desktop and mobile devices. 

Affected Platform: Google ADX

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