Hackers Use Banner Ads on Major Sites to Hijack Your PC
There is a new danger on the Internet. Banner ads on several legitimate websites have been "infected" with malware.
Wire writes "If you've seen any of the ads, you may have experienced something like this: You're on a legitimate site. Your browser window closes down. A new browser window comes up, redirecting you to an antivirus site, while a dialog box comes up telling you that your computer is infected and that your hard drive is being scanned. The malware tries to download software to your computer and scans your hard drive again."