Researchers at security software maker Exploit Prevention Labs have uncovered evidence that malware distributors are using Google AdWords to infect computers.
Exploit’s CTO, Roger Thompson said his team discovered many AdWords ads posing as legitimate ads, but then redirecting to more sinister content. He blames Google’s model of taking money first and asking questions later.
“Google says they are doing the best that they can, but their business model is to take as much money as they can for advertisements. No matter how much due diligence they do, it’s a difficult position to be in, but clearly they are not doing enough,” Thompson said.
“If they don’t do a better job of vetting their customers, we will see this sort of thing happening again and again.”