With so many malvertising ads appearing on popular and trusted websites lately, it is easy for anyone who has operating system or software vulnerabilities to become infected.
Dell Tech Page One explains why cyber criminals use high-profile sites to deliver malicious ads:
Cybercriminals create legitimate ads and may place a series of malware-free ads on a trusted (high-traffic) site that supports third party ads. These ads could remain malware-free for several months while frequent users of these trusted and reputable websites are led to believe that the ad links are safe. Later on, cybercriminals inject malicious code into the ‘trusted’ ad […]