Malvertising is a relatively vague and unknown cyber security issue, which is hidden in advertisements places on the websites we frequent every day. Malvertising has not only increased in popularity over the years, but also affects millions of unsuspecting consumers and companies every year without their knowledge.
The BBC website was the victim of a malvertising cyber attack on March 13, 2016 along with several other high profile and frequently visited websites. Hackers were able to infect BBC customer's computers with ransomware and malware without being detected.
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Answers.com was a victim of a malvertising attack in March 2016. This was at least their third malvertising attack in recent years.