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Malware From Yahoo! Ads Mined Bitcoins

Date:
January 9, 2014
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Summary:
Malware that spread via compromised Yahoo! homepage ads contained code used to mine bitcoins on target computers.


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Google Asked to Stop Running Ads for Ivory Products

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