Online ads vs getting hacked
There is an ongoing challenge for online businesses who depend on website ads for revenue with users being told to protect themselves from malicious websites through using Adblockers. Remote scripts have become a valuable tool for delivering ads to websites because of their flexibility and ability to dynamically change depending on the ad campaign. Unfortunately, they are also being used more and more to inject malicious code into your website by hackers and Cybercriminals for the same reasons.
Attackers use dynamic scripts to deliver malware and ransomware through attack tools called Web Exploit Kits.
This is why users are being told to use Adblockers to prevent attacks but they are very broad and can not distinguish between an Ad and an attack.
For a detailed look at this issue please read the great darkreading article.
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