MSN Home Page Drops Malvertising Malware

Malvertisers are once again abusing ad technology platform AdSpirit and exposing visitors of the MSN homepage to malware. These attacks appeared to have been primarily focused on Germans users via an ad for Lidl, one of the Germany’s leading supermarkets.


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[I believe computer-users who sandbox (Sandboxie) are acting prudently.]

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