Last week, Security Researcher Chris Boyd found and discussed a scam circulating on Facebook that banked on the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501. This scam, similar to those before it, use imitation YouTube videos to get users clicking and answering surveys or downloading programs that may cause harm to the system. Following this, Boyd also found a fake CNN Twitter account the spew weight loss links to unlucky followers.

Senior Security Researcher Jérôme Segura took notice of a malvertising campaign affecting high-level domains, such as the Huffington Post, Yahoo!, and TMZ. Systems of users visiting pages with these malicious ads on them will immediately get infected via drive-by download, eventually turning them into bots participating in ad fraud.

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