2014-11-13 04:24:59 UTC
A reader comment on Slashdot's HeadLines for 12 November 2014 made this
" Cryptolocker wiped out tens of thousands of projects, and
" thousands of businesses; criminals were not prosecuted because
" files were encrypted on police file-shares, and people died
" because the same happened to hospitals. This is why Putin
" arrested everyone involved, and why the newer versions of it are
" not as virulent.
" Where did it come from? Yahoo's web advertising network which
" is well-documented.
A Google search "Cryptolocker from Yahoo's web advertising network"
verifies the claim; followings items from the first page of hits:
Cryptolocker from Yahoo's web advertising network
Malware in Ad Networks Infects Visitors and Jeopardizes ...
CryptoLocker propagates through Yahoo ads! - SecurEncrypt
CryptoWall Ransomware Being Spread via Yahoo ads - A1 ...
Cryptolocker flogged on YouTube • The Register
Ad-borne Cryptowall ransomware is set to claim FRESH ...
New CryptoLocker Ransomware Variant Spread Through ...
Cryptolocker-Like Ransomware Spreads to Android Devices ...