Wow, free porn, you say?
I must immediately switch back to Windows!
Russian cybercrooks have come up with a variant of ransomware scams, which works by displaying an invasive advert for online smut in users' browsers that victims are extorted to pay to remove. The Ransompage Trojan will display a persistent ad inline on every page that a surfer on an infected Windows machine visits. The ad for …
'The ad for a pornographic website covers parts of the original webpage, making it even more annoying. '
This sounds just like the current Cisco ad that plasters itself across most Reg pages at present, thereby 'covering parts of the original webpage'. There must be a word in media circles for an ad that is actually counter-productive. Guess why I've taken the pledge not to buy any Cisco-branded parts for the foreseeable future.
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