1.3 Million Malicious Online Ads Viewed Daily

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In the past few years, malicious advertisements have emerged as a growing attack vector. Just how prevalent these attacks have become is underscored by new research from Dasient that provides a look into how such operations work.

The company, which helps ad networks and publishers deal with the issue, collected the data from its telemetry system. Dasient estimated approximately 1.3 million malicious advertisements are viewed on the Web daily. According to the company, the average malicious ad lives on the Web for more than a week.