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Malware Scam Hits Yahoo, AOL, and

Some of the web's most popular sites, including Yahoo, AOL, and dating portal, were recently hit by a wave of malicious advertisements linked to ransomware . The attack was carried out using vulnerabilities in web browsers plugins , and if ... successful, automatically (and silently) installed file-encrypting software CryptoWall on victim's PCs. According to reports, the malicious advertising -- or 'malvertising', as it's being called -- appeared on 22 different websites, including, and several Yahoo pages, including Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports. Three Million ... (view more)

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