In the past two weeks, researchers have found two huge adware campaigns–one affecting PCs and the other Android devices. In fact, the PC adware campaign, called Fireball, may have become the most prolific malware ever, having allegedly infected 250 million victims. Since adware falls onto a grey line of maliciousness, it’s not always as easy to prevent as typical bots, trojans, and worms. Watch the Security Byte below to learn more about these two big adware campaigns, and what you might do to keep adware off your devices.
Episode Runtime: 5:15
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zreaS_XU3BQ
- Researcher post on prolific Chinese Fireball adware – Checkpoint
- Judy adware attached to 41 apps on Google Play –Checkpoint
- Fireball malware affects 250 million computers – The Register
- Google removes Judy apps from Google Play – Security Week