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Instead of news, UK paper delivered ransomware

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Dec 9, 2015.

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    A major UK newspaper is cleaning up its website after a criminals tried to deliver ransomware to thousands of its readers.

    The attack affected the blogs section of The Independent newspaper's website, Joseph C. Chen, a fraud researcher with Trend Micro, said in a blog post Tuesday.

    "We have already informed The Independent about this security incident and are working with them to contain the situation," Chen wrote. "For their part, the news website staff was quick to respond and take action to mitigate the risk this event posed to the website itself and its user base."

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