Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Times Site Was Victim of a Malicious Ad Swap - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

More on the NYT scareware nastiness

“Over the weekend, NYTimes.com was the victim of a malware attack that targeted several news organizations,” Diane McNulty, a spokeswoman for the company, said in a statement in response to questions about the rogue ads. “The culprit masqueraded as a national advertiser and provided seemingly legitimate product advertising for a week. Over the weekend, the ad being served up was switched so that an intrusive message, claiming to be a virus warning from the reader’s computer, appeared.”

Times Site Was Victim of a Malicious Ad Swap - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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