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Malvertising Exposes Millions of Site Visitors at BBC.com, NYTimes and More

Several high-profile media sites, including the New York Times, the BBC, MSN and AOL, are falling victim to a new rash of malicious ads that attempt to surreptitiously inflict malware on unsuspecting site visitors.

According to Malwarebytes, other infected sites in what is almost certainly a coordinated attack include the Comcast outpost My.Xfinity, NFL.com, Realtor, TheWeatherNetwork, Newsweek and thehill.

Major sites including New York Times and BBC hit by ‘ransomware’ malvertising

A number of major news websites have seen adverts hijacked by a malicious campaign that attempts to install “ransomware” on users computers, according to a warning from security researchers Malwarebytes.

The attack, which was targeted at US users, hit websites including the New York Times, the BBC, AOL and the NFL over the weekend. Combined, the targeted sites have traffic in the billions of visitors.

New TeslaCrypt’s Shrewd Disguise as CryptoWall

Security researcher Fedor Sinitsyn reported on the new TeslaCrypt V2.0. This family of ransomware is relatively new, it was first detected in February 2015. It’s been dubbed the “curse” of computer gamers because it targets many game-related file types. The attackers are focusing on the U.S. and Germany. Read more.

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