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Block would happen in the event advertisers canrsquo;t curb malicious ads on their own.

IT threat evolution Q3 2017

Our growing dependence on technology, connectivity and data means that businesses present a bigger attack surface than ever. Targeted attackers have become more adept at exploiting their victimsrsquo; vulnerabilities to penetrate corporate defences while ‘flying under the radarrsquo;.
Follows mounting congressional pressure about social media ads and disclosure.
Verizon wins ruling as T-Mobile's use of crowdsourced speed tests is criticized.
Lawmakers fail to vote on opt-in rule that would protect your browsing history.
Apple's limits on tracking will "sabotage the economic model for the Internet."
New tests reveal that while one privacy-invading feature was removed in an app update, the app still shares precise geolocation coordinates with advertisers.
It turns out that "But nobody uses Bing!" isn't actually true.
Plus, there's now a quicker way to ask for a review of demonetized videos.
Magala falls into the category of Trojan Clickers that imitate a user click on a particular webpage, thus boosting advertisement click counts.
Itrsquo;s worth pointing out that Magala doesnrsquo;t actually affect the user, other than consuming some of the infected computerrsquo;s resources.

The main victims are those paying for the advertising.
NEWS ANALYSIS: In its current form, the Copycat Android malware is a form of adware thatrsquo;s intended to fleece advertisers and app makers.

But it opens the door to malware thatrsquo;s far more insidious.
More details for creators on what they can and cannot say if they want to make money.