September 4, 2015

Ads on Match.com can let hackers hold computers for ransom: report

Members of Match.com in search of companionship were warned by security experts Thursday to expect something else as the British version of the popular online dating service is serving viruses to visitors through Web ads embedded with malware.

Internet security firm Malwarebytes said advertisements appearing on Match.com’s U.K. portal have been discovered to contain code that can let hackers to take control of a victim’s computer and hold it for ransom.

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