Dating site pop ups
The ad network involved in the malvertising campaign (ad.360yield.com) was familiar and it turns out that we had observed it in a rare attack captured by our honeypots just one day prior.
As you can see in the picture below, the redirection chain goes through multiple hoops before reach its final destination, the exploit kit landing page.
We’ve encountered a bunch of problems with ad-blocking on mobile.
We’ve seen online shopping and other web pages break while this software was enabled, and we’ve heard similar reports from other people.
The problem is with the website and its code, so you can’t fix it. If you encounter this junk on a random web page you find from Google or Facebook, just tap the back button and get away from it. It’s a big internet, and you can find something similar elsewhere.
On the other hand, if you run into this type of redirect on a website you’re familiar with and expect better from, you might want to contact the website owner or the website’s support team and report a problem.
They won’t be happy about that scammy pop-up either, and they’ll want to fix it.
We tend to just navigate away from websites that show scammy pop-ups and look for better ones.
On an i Phone, you can install a content blocker like Ad Guard from the App Store and enable it to block ads in Safari.