This started a few weeks ago, but a lot of players are reporting lag and very high cpu usage. The ads are not coming back as malware but even I myself saw an ad banner which lag my who computer eating up my cpu to 60 %. I google up and saw this is a new trend now. Please if you can help me let me know.
Thanks for throwing this question our way, I have a couple of answers for ya. We have seen these forms of malicious creatives more often throughout the industry as well. Sovrn recently partnered with a fraud tracking and prevention company, Confiant. With this technology, we are actively scanning and blocking these types of creatives from serving through our network.
Also, your concern about high cpu usage is completely warranted but actually unrelated to these creative types. If you have further questions or concerns feel free to post them here or reach out to us directly at email@example.com
Just wanted to check back in with some updated information! We spoke to Confiant and were informed that these specific creatives have been actively blocked for the past couple of weeks so they should not be populating through your sovrn tags.
We will continue to monitor the progression of these creatives to ensure that we have the proper blocking technologies in place.
Thank you Anna, I don’t have any complaints from my players this week yet.