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Hackers Redirected Some New York Times Readers To Malware Site

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 2:44 PM
From Business Insider via Yahoo Finance:
At this point you've probably heard about the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) compromising the websites for The New York Times, Twitter, and Huffington Post U.K.

Lesser known, though, is that potential New York Times readers found themselves redirected to a site laced with malware.

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This hacking attack is more disturbing than the denial-of-service attacks against the banks. Unlike those cases, this one had the potential to corrupt people's PCs.
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Ken TuminKen Tumin5,469 posts since
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1. Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 7:35 PM
Cyber global warfare in the near future.
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51hh51hh1,476 posts since
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2. Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 10:02 PM
If you are using Windows it may be a wise idea to run this tool from Microsoft.

Free Malware Removal Tool | Anti-Malware Scan Software
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ShorebreakShorebreak2,622 posts since
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3. Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 1:13 PM
#2  Thanks for the link but isn't this the same thing we pay for with our own anti-virus program.  My program after it scans daily at the same time, usually shows what if any problems it found and if it did it's job, it is supposed to clear the problems away and give us a message that everything is ok.

Can the link you provided be used as a secondary help if we already have protection installed? Thanks.
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