FBI Recommends Ad Blockers as Cybercriminals Impersonate Brands in Search Engine Ads


The attackers register domains similar to those of legitimate businesses or services and use those domains to purchase ads from search engine advertisement services, the FBI says in an alert.

These nefarious ads are displayed at the top of the web page when the user searches for that business or service, and the user might mistake them for an actual search result.

Links included in these ads take users to pages that are identical to the official web pages of the impersonated businesses, the FBI explains.