Ads Infected With Nasty Viruses

The Wall Street Journal (paid sub. req.) knows how to sell fear (a trait they’ll no doubt need under new management).

In a development that could threaten the explosive growth of online advertising, hackers have started to exploit security holes in the online-advertising chain to slip viruses into ads. Just going to a site that shows such an ad can infect a user’s computer.

I’m not saying malicious hackers aren’t vermin (and that this isn’t an important story). I’m just saying.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp.