Dec 26 / Admin

New Scam Alert: FBI warns of search engine ads pushing malware, phishing

Bleeping Computer reported: 

The FBI warns that threat actors are using search engine advertisements to promote websites distributing ransomware or stealing login credentials for financial institutions and crypto exchanges.

In today's public service announcement, the federal law enforcement agency said threat actors purchase advertisements that impersonate legitimate businesses or services. These ads appear at the top of search result pages and link to sites that look identical to the impersonated company's website.

Once credentials are entered on these phishing sites, they are stolen by threat actors who use them to steal funds or sell them to other threat actors.

FBI Alert Number:  I-122122-PSA

Find out more with the original article here.

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