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Yahoo ad network used to spread CryptoWall ransomware

2014/08/11

Softpedia - (International) A researcher at Blue Coat Systems identified a malicious advertising campaign that uses the Yahoo advertisement network to distribute malicious ads that direct users to malicious pages that attempt to serve a variant of the Cryptowall ransomware. The researcher also reported that the adsmail.us service was also used in the campaign.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Yahoo-Ad-Network-Used-to-Spread-CryptoWall-Ransomware-454520.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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