Large advertising-based cyberattack hit BBC, New York Times, MSN

APACNetworks Asia — Major websites including the BBCNewsweek, The New York Times and MSN ran malicious online advertisements on Sunday that attacked users’ computers, a campaign that one expert said was the largest seen in two years. The websites weren’t at fault. Instead, they are unwitting victims of malvertising, a scheme where cyberattackers upload harmful ads to online advertising companies, which are then distributed to top-tier publishers.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/large-advertising-based-cyberattack-hit-bbc-new-york-times-msn.1458177364

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