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CryptoLocker – Ads on leading mainstream websites may lead to infections

This informative article warns to be cautious with ads and unusual links even in mainstream sites, which might appear to be safe otherwise

QUOTE: Malicious advertisements on domains belonging to Disney, Facebook, The Guardian newspaper and others are leading people to malware that encrypts a computer’s files until a ransom is paid, Cisco Systems has found.  The finding comes shortly after technology companies and U.S. law enforcement banded together in a large operation to shut down a botnet that distributed online banking malware and so-called “ransomware,” a highly profitable scam that has surged over the last year. Cisco’s investigation unraveled a technically complex and highly effective way for infecting large number of computers with ransomware, which it described in detail on its blog.

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