Meaning of malvertising in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmalvəˌtʌɪzɪŋ/


mass noun
  • 1The practice of incorporating malware in online advertisements.

    ‘one of the most well-known methods of malvertising is clickjacking’
    • ‘a virulent malvertising campaign’
    • ‘A growing method through which hackers exploit legitimate websites is the placing of malicious adverts, known as malvertising.’
    • ‘The problem of such malvertising, as it had been dubbed, appears to be spreading.’
    • ‘The calls come after the malvertising attacks, in which fake ads are placed on well-known sites, reaching millions of people through names they trust.’
    • ‘They are among the websites that fell victim to malvertising, and thus they passed infections on to their readers.’
    • ‘Readers of the world's biggest newspaper website were subjected to a malvertising attack after hackers fraudulently bought advertising space.’
    1. 1.1Online advertisements that incorporate or install malware.
      • ‘links in the malvertising download ransomware on to the computer of the unwary victim’


Early 21st century blend of malicious and advertising.