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Windows 7: Readers Attacked via Malvertizement.


24 Feb 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Readers Attacked via Malvertizement.

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Unidentified attackers have managed to push a malicious advertisement onto the website of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the biggest newspaper in Minnesota. The startribune.com admins disabled all advertising on the site yesterday and told readers to perform free security scans.

The attack began on Sunday, with readers reporting seeing suspicious alerts while browsing the startribune.com website. "Users received what appeared to be a warning message from the Windows operating system (Apple Macintosh computers appear not to have been affected). The warning said the computer had a problem, and it urged the user to click on the warning message for help," Steve Alexander, a technology reporter with the newspaper, explained
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Online Star Tribune Readers Attacked via Malvertizement - Rogue ad used to spread scareware - Softpedia


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24 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Instead of saying "Macs were not affected", it would be better to state, "Macs were not targeted". Oh well.
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24 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Or you could say it's not worth targeting Mac owners - they have no money left after buying a Mac
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