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New York Times gives you one more reason to hate them. Now you can get your Liberal news with a browser hijack.

September 13, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments
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This sucks for any website, but I can’t help but grin.

The New York Times Web site is grappling with problems created by "an unauthorized advertisement," but it is unknown how the ads appeared on the site and whether the Web site had been compromised.

The rogue ad warns readers that their computer may be infected with a virus and redirects them to a site that purports to offer antivirus software, according to a note posted to the newspaper’s Media & Advertising section:

Some NYTimes.com readers have seen a pop-up box warning them about a virus and directing them to a site that claims to offer antivirus software. We believe this was generated by an unauthorized advertisement and are working to prevent the problem from recurring. If you see such a warning, we suggest that you not click on it. Instead, quit and restart your Web browser.

The site, best-antivirus03.com, is a hijacker that uses fraudulent strategies to promote fake security software, according to security site GeekPolice.net.

Rogue ad hits New York Times site | Security – CNET News

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