A malicious campaign that waged 13 attacks against hundreds of well-known publishers has been identified and put down by The Media Trust. Rather appropriately for the Halloween season, the malware was given the name GhostCat-3PC by researchers in the Trust’s Digital Security & Operations (DSO) team. GhostCat-3PC ran behind an ad that used advanced, obfuscated code and delivery patterns to evade detection by the traditional signature-based ad blockers used by many of the publishers. After a quick prowl to check if the user was on a list of targeted domains, GhostCat would initiate a fraudulent pop-up that, if clicked, led to malicious content.
Source: Infosecurity Magazine