Amit Sharon

June’s Most Wanted Malware: RoughTed Malvertising Campaign Impacts 28% of Organizations

Discussion created by Amit Sharon Employee on Jul 17, 2017

Check Point’s latest Global Threat Impact Index revealed that 28% of organizations globally were affected by the Roughted malvertising campaign during June.

A large-scale malvertising campaign, RoughTed is used to deliver links to malicious websites and payloads such as scams, adware, exploit kits and ransomware. It began to spike in late May before continuing to peak–impacting organizations in 150 different countries. The top affected companies were in the education, communications and retails & wholesale sector. The malvertiding related infection rates spiked in recent months as attackers only have to compromise one online ad provider to reach a wide range of victims with little effort as there is no need to maintain a heavy distribution infrastructure for the malware.

Read More: June’s Most Wanted Malware: RoughTed Malvertising Campaign Impacts 28% of Organizations | Check Point Blog 

 

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