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Malware Delivered By Yahoo, Fox, Google Ads

March 23rd, 2010 03:14 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

WrongSizeGlass writes “CNET is reporting that Avast has tracked over 2.6 million instances of malware that have been served up to unsuspecting web surfers since last December by ad services such as Yahoo’s Yield Manager, Fox Audience Network’s Fimserve.com and even some from Google’s DoubleClick. Some high-profile sites include The New York Times, Drudge Report.com, TechCrunch and WhitePages.com. The practice has been dubbed ‘malvertising.’
I usually suspect the users of ‘careless web activity’ when I delouse a PC, but now I’m going to have to give some the benefit of the doubt.”

Source: Malware Delivered By Yahoo, Fox, Google Ads

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