This fake GIMP Google ad just ends up serving malware


Google’s advertising network has been found serving a malicious ad that might end up seeing users have their identity data (opens in new tab) and other sensitive intel stolen.

Hackers have reportedly managed to trick Google Ad Manager into serving a fake ad for popular photo editor GIMP, meaning those who wanted to download the program only ended up with a potent infostealer called Vidar. 


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