New Web-Based Malware Distribution Channel ‘BlackTDS’ Surfaces
Traffic distribution systems act as brokers that both buy and sell traffic from one site to another. They ad value by filtering traffic based on a user’s browser, IP address, geography anduser agent data. When a user clicks on a link that is part of a TDS chain they aresilently redirected to a malicious web pagebased on their profile.
TDS systems are notorious for aiding criminals in distributing web-based malware via exploit kits and fake downloads.