Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Health & Fitness
  3. Healthcare

Yahoo malware affects thousands

See also

Visitors who clicked on ads in the past few days are at risk of having malware infecting their computers, according to published reports on Sunday.
Fox IT – an internet security firm, who discovered the malware infection stated that 300,000 users visited the infected ads every hour. That estimates that 27,000 computers and devices were being infected every hour.
Malware is defined as software used to disrupt computer operation, or gain access to private computer systems, or gather sensitive information. Computers connected to networks can spread malware onto many more computers. It is stated that the malware may have started Dec. 30.
Consumers should know that this Yahoo malware attack operates by redirecting clicks to ads on Yahoo to an infected site and then uses security holes in Oracle’s Java to install malware. Fox IT says that most of the users affected have been in Great Britain, France and Romania.
Yahoo states that they are aware of the security issues. The infection rate has declined significantly, indicating that Yahoo is making adjustments to fix the problem.

Advertisement

Life

  • Tom Petty
    Seven overlooked videos that prove the genius of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Today's Buzz
  • Gaylord Pickens
    Discover Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum dollar days
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Yoga poses
    Learn how to strengthen your core muscles with these yoga poses
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Baby boomer STD rates
    Sexually transmitted diseases: Baby boomers booming STD rates
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Open relationships
    Are you thinking about exercising your option to be in an open relationship?
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos