A number of major news websites have seen adverts hijacked by a malicious campaign that attempts to install “ransomware” on users computers, according to a warning from security researchers Malwarebytes.
The attack, which was targeted at US users, hit websites including the New York Times, the BBC, AOL and the NFL over the weekend. Combined, the targeted sites have traffic in the billions of visitors.
WTF? This is why we use ad blockers. Not only are ads invasive and annoying, but they’re dangerous. Everyone should use ad blockers. And the web advertising industry needs to start taking responsibility for these attacks. Do I hear “class-action suit” anyone?