Yahoo users hacked because of Flash August 5, 2015 – Posted in: Security

Researchers at Malwarebytes, an anti-malware vendor, uncovered a large scale attack targeting Yahoo customers via Yahoo’s advertising network. Malwarebytes notified Yahoo about it and the “malvertising” marketing campaign is now no longer in progress. The attack was possible as a result of Flash vulnerabilities in unpatched versions of Flash, even perhaps the same vulnerabilities that force Mozilla to block Flash by default in its browser for a number of days until Adobe released a patch.…

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