Malware Attack Hits Thousands Of Yahoo Users

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yahoo(CNN)- A malware attack hit Yahoo’s advertising server over the last few days, affecting thousands of users in various countries, an Internet security firm said. In a blog post, Fox-IT said Yahoo’s servers were releasing an “exploit kit” that exploited vulnerabilities in Java and installed malware.
“Clients visiting yahoo.com received advertisements served by ads.yahoo.com,” the internet security firm said. “Some of the advertisements are malicious.”
Fox-IT, which is based in the Netherlands, focuses on cyber defense. It estimates tens of thousands of users were affected per hour.

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  • Loyd Hampson

    Yahoo, go figure, it's got to be the worst piece of garbage on the Internet and always seems to have more problems than any other email and services.