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Malicious Ads Placed on AOL.com® Removed

January 16, 2015  Malware News

AOL.com® confirmed malvertising running on its network, which was discovered Dec. 31, has now been removed. Detected by malware security experts at Cyphort®, the malware disguised as advertising may have infected computers who users clicked on ads posted on The Huffington Post® U.S. and Canadian news sites, LA Weekly®, WeatherBug®, HoustonPress®, and others. According to CNN®, the malicious software is a form of ransomware that hijacks computers and demands money to release it back to its users. Reports indicate the malware infected Windows® PCs running outdate browsers.

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