Malware Attack Hits Thousands Of Yahoo Users

Posted at 10:50 AM, Jan 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-05 10:50:40-05

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 received advertisements served by,” 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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