Check out this article one of my colleagues passed it on to me and I couldn’t help but comment on it.
Apparently, 409 people clicked on a Google Adwords ad that offered to infect their virus-free PCs.
Really? 409 people?
Turns out it was an experiment by a guy at an IT company in Europe.
I have to question the 409 people who clicked on the ad. Did they really not read the ad? Apparently not. Luckily nothing happened to their computers, but can you imagine if something had?
I think this is a lesson to all to make sure that you fully read online ads on if you’re going to click on them.
How often do you click on Google Adwords ads, or any other ad online for that matter?