August 4, 2015

Yahoo ads accidentally spewed malware

Yahoo’s ad network sent malware to the computers of people who visited the company’s popular family of sites for a week, the New York Times reported.

The issue, uncovered by researchers at Malwarebytes, is a warning that even the most trusted sites can sometimes contain hidden threats. The attack started on July 28 and has now been resolved, according to the Times. A Yahoo spokesperson declined to comment to The Washington Post on how long the issue persisted, saying that the company’s investigation is ongoing.

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