Adserver

An adserver provides a platform for placing advertising on websites, videos and other online content. When an ad is delivered to a website, it is downloaded to a person’s machine or device along with the rest of the content of the website. If the adserver is compromised, then it can serve ads that include malicious content that would then be downloaded to machines and devices along with the ad and website that ad is showing on.

 
See also driveby and servers.

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