Researchers discover malware advertising that’s infected 1.3M people and growing

Researchers have discovered a new and improved exploit kit that hackers are using to serve up infectious ads.

Hackers are buying up ads on real-time bidding platforms and embedding them with RIG 3.0, a service that determines whether a person’s computer is vulnerable and then exports a trojan virus. Those with vulnerable computers don’t need to click on the malicious ad for the trojan to download, meaning that most people won’t know they’re being infected until it’s too late.