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The Google Cloud logo is seen at the Google Germany offices on Aug. 31, 2021, in Berlin. Researchers are tracking a massive spike in malvertising – or malicious advertising – activities abusing Google Search ads over the past few days.(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
The surge comes after malicious actors impersonated well-known brands, such as Adobe Reader and Microsoft Teams, to deliver numerous malware strains, including AuroraStealer, IcedID, Meta Stealer, RedLine Stealer and Vidar.
At least 1,200 Redis database servers worldwide have been compromised by a sophisticated piece of malware since September 2021, while more than 2,800 uninfected servers remain at high risk of exploitation.