New York Times warns readers of website virus

new_york_timesNew York Times one of the largest News paper in the USA has warned readers of its website on Monday about malicious software masquerading as an advertisement. This is after some bloggers reported that when opening the New York Time website their local antivirus alerts of an existing Trojan in the site.

The infected advertisement leads the visitors to download a fake antivirus by a pop-up banner that says that their computers are infected and encourage them to download the AV software.

The Times advised all users who downloaded the fake AV from the link to remove it immediately and to scan the entire OS for any malicious software.

Many security experts alerted in the past few months of infected website as pop-up banners that is became difficult to identify the good advertisement from bad one.

Currently the website is working fine and safe.

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