AOL halts malicious ads served by its advertising platform
AOL.com said Tuesday it has stopped malicious advertisements being served by its advertising platforms after being alerted by a security company.
Cyphort, which specializes in detecting malware, found on Dec. 31 malicious ads being served on the U.S. and Canadian versions of the news site Huffington Post.
The malicious advertisements redirected users to other websites that attacked their computers and tried to install malware, according to a blog post from Cyphort.
Nick Bilogorskiy, [cq] Cyphort’s director of security research, said AOL.com was notified on Saturday and the attacks stopped on Monday. Cyphort’s logs showed the attacks started in late October.