Half a billion suspicious ads attack iPhone users

A group of Internet criminals have taken advantage of a loophole in Chrome's iOS browser to bomb iPhone users with pop-ups and fake...


A group of Internet criminals have taken advantage of a loophole in Chrome's iOS browser to bomb iPhone users with pop-ups and fake ads that take users to websites that are trying to steal login and money.
Nearly half a billion fake ads have been paid to iPhone users, almost all of them in the United States, were paid within six days earlier this month. Researchers at Conviant, an advertising verification firm that discovered the campaign, fear another fake advertising campaign during the Easter holiday.


According to the technology website Toms Gayd, Google, the developer of the Chrome browser, is aware of the problem, but until a Chrome loophole for IOS is solved, iPhone users should stick to Safari or any other browser.
Apple users are a major target for malicious ads on both desktop and mobile devices because of the higher-than-average level of revenue for Apple's product users, and because there are usually fewer malware targeting Mac OS



The cyber criminals themselves targeted Mac devices with pop-up windows and counterfeit ads during President's Day holiday in February and earlier during the Thanksgiving holiday in 2018.



This is not the only group that is being tracked by Conviant and is focused on malware attacks on Apple devices. Various groups attacked Mac devices aggressively in January and iPhone phones in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.

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