Yahoo Delivers Malware through Ads
Malware has been delivered to many Yahoo.com website visitors through ads being served on their website and network. 'Millions of users' were exposed to the malware exploits, according to the Information Week article "Yahoo Ads Hack Spreads Malware". Yahoo has since taken down ads containing the malware.
Yahoo has confirmed the malware attacks, and acted quickly to try and stem any further attacks. Yahoo states that the malware attacks mainly targeted European users and users in the United States were not exposed to the malicious ads.
According to the "Yahoo malware enslaves PCs to Bitcoin mining" article appearing on BBC, the malware was trying to mine people's computers for Bitcoin currency. The BBC article states that as many as 2 million European users could have been infected with the malware.