Google Chrome users, among others, couldn't access some of the most popular Web sites Monday after an advertising network's corporate Web site was injected with malware. But, according to the ad company's chief executive, those sites were safe. Read More ..
Those who called up sites such as The Huffington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and many other media sites, among others, were greeted with a warning that the sites contained malware. An example of a warning: "Content from cm.netseer.com, a known malware distributor, has been inserted into this web page. Visiting this page now is very likely to infect your computer with malware." Another warned that the virus peddler was images.buddytv.com.
In both cases, the culprit turned out to be the Santa Clara, Calif. startup Netseer, an advertising provider with a considerable global digital footprint.