New Mac and Windows Trojan Emerges Puts Malicious Ads in Your Browser

Malware

A new trojan being called “Trojan.Yonyoo.1” is making its way to computers. It installs through pages for movie trailers. Users are prompted to install a browser plugin, media player or other useful software but they are actually installing malware.

The malware, discovered by Russian security firm Doctor Web, then places ads on pages the person visits. These ads are not what one would typically find on a website. MacNN mentions an example in which one may visit Apple’s website, and see an add for a ridiculously low-priced iPad mini.

It’s hitting both Windows and Mac, but Apple’s computers are becoming increasingly popular amongst consumers, and therefore amongst hackers.

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