The campaign was spotted by researchers at security firm Confiant and reportedly leverages a vulnerability in Chrome to target iOS users with dodgy pop-ups.
The campaign’s reportedly been running for quite a while and has a tendency to get particularly aggressive during holidays, so you may want to be extra vigilant this Bank Holiday.
“We’ve attributed the flurry of activity to a known threat actor called eGobbler — so named after the huge volumes of hits that their campaigns generate,” Explained Confiant researcher Eliya Stein in a blog post.
“This group has a tendency to ramp up their buying around holidays and weekends. Typically these campaigns peak in volume over a period of 36–48 hours before going into a state of hibernation until the next big push.”