Hackers misused vulnerability in Flash in Yahoo ads to get to you


Online reports have said that for around a week, hackers used Yahoo’s ad network to send malicious bits of code to computers that visit Yahoo’s collection of Websites.
The attack started on July 28. It could have targeted millions of people Online. According to reports, the scheme was shut down by Yahoo last Monday. It worked like this: Hackers bought ads across the Internet giant’s sports, news & other Sites. When a computer running Windows visited such a site, it downloaded the malware code.From there, the malware hunted for an out-of-date version of Adobe Flash, which it could use to commandeer the computer — either holding it for ransom until the hackers were paid off.

http://news.google.com  Aug 4, 2015 

Yahoo’s ad network sent malware to the computers of people who visited the company’s popular family of sites for a week, the New York Times reported. The issue, uncovered by researchers …

 

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Bits | Hackers Exploit ‘Flash’ Vulnerability in Yahoo Ads – New York Times (blog)

http://news.google.com Aug 4, 2015

For seven days, hackers used Yahoo’s ad network to send malicious bits of code to computers that visit Yahoo’s collection of heavily trafficked websites, the company …

 

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Yahoo Shuts Down Malware Attack After Hackers Used Its Ad Network For A Week … – International Business Times

http://news.google.com Aug 5, 2015 

Yahoo on Monday shut down a cyber hack attack that exploited the company’s ad network for a full week to deliver malware …

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