Clickjacking Campaign Plays on European Cookie Law

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       07 Jan 2016 #1

    Clickjacking Campaign Plays on European Cookie Law

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    We’ve spotted an advertising campaign that tricks users into clicking on what looks like a notification alert that actually hides a legitimate advert, therefore abusing both the advertiser and the ad network hosting the ad (Google Ads Services).

    The rogue actors behind this fraudulent activity are cleverly leveraging a European law on the use of cookies to seemingly prompt visitors to answer a question.

    “The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet. All websites owned in the EU or targeted towards EU citizens, are now expected to comply with the law.”

    Source: The Cookie Law Explained
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  2.    07 Jan 2016 #2

    Possibly the most annoying piece of legislation to come out of the EU.
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  3.    07 Jan 2016 #3

    I think it is a good law. I want to approve before somebody stores stuff on my system. But since the UK may leave the EU anyhow, I would not worry about it if I were you. Then you can have your system innondated with all kinds of junk.
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