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New York Times Ad Pushes Rogue
Today’s rogue security software warning –
An ‘unauthorized advertisement’ has been causing problems on The New York Times website; an ad has been spotted issuing pop-ups, warning visitors of a non-existent virus, and prompting them to download rogue security software.
As reported by CNET News:
“The rogue ad warns readers that their computer may be infected with a virus and redirects them to a site that purports to offer antivirus software…The site, best-antivirus03.com, is a hijacker that uses fraudulent strategies to promote fake security software, according to security site GeekPolice.net.”
Take a look at the CNET News article for the full story.