61% of malicious ads target Windows users

    Date02 Dec 2019
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    Did you know that Linux is the least targeted OS by malicious ads, accounting for only 0.3% of all malicious ads recorded in a recent study? Most malvertising campaigns (malicious ads) target Windows users, according to statistics shared last week by cyber-security firm Devcon. Chrome OS is the second most targeted, while Linux is the least. Learn more:

    The company said that based on data gathered by its internal tools, 61% of the malicious ads they've observed from between July 11 and November 22, 2019 were aimed at Windows users.

    This included malicious ad campaigns "designed to redirect the user to malicious sites or to trick the user into downloading a piece of malware."

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