Forbes.com blocks advertiser distributing malware
Fox-Brewster writes, “This publication was informed by security company FireEye on 17 September about the malvertising issue. The ads were said to be running from 8 to 15 September.
“‘The malicious creatives identified were isolated to a single advertiser and immediately suspended. Forbes has strict practices in place to protect against these kinds of incursions and will make any necessary changes to be sure such incidents do not occur again,’ read a FORBES Media statement.
“A blog post from FireEye claimed the Neutrino and Angler exploit kits, which seek to exploit flaws on website visitors’ PC and mobile software, were launched via just eight pages on Forbes.com, most of which contained old stories.”
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