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Yahoo Ads Hack Spreads Malware

Millions of users exposed to drive-by malware attacks that targeted Java bugs to install six types of malicious code. Yahoo.com visitors received an unexpected surprise beginning on New Year’s Eve: advertisements that targeted their systems with malware.

The malicious advertising campaign was first spotted on Friday by Dutch information security consulting firm Fox-IT, which immediately warned Yahoo. Fox-IT said in a blog post that the attack advertisements — which were being served by ads.yahoo.com — used iFrames to hide malicious scripts.

via Yahoo Ads Hack Spreads Malware – InformationWeek.

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