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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Yahoo has a virus that infected hundreds of thousands of user computers

Yahoo has a virus that infected hundreds of thousands of user computers



Internet Security companies Fox IT, Surfright are developers of antivirus software, said that Yahoo's ad servers spread malicious software during the last few days and infected hundreds of thousands of users' computers.

Writes about it in Sunday, January 5, the newspaper The Washington Post .

Last Friday, the firm Fox IT, headquartered in the Netherlands, has published on its website a detailed description of the virus program.

When viewing ads on users' computers loaded so-called exploits - malicious code exploits a vulnerability in Java-applications.

Experts do not know who exactly is behind this action, however, convinced that the hackers were "financially motivated."

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