Ironically, there's an add on the El Reg page for the article with the link I have at the end of this post. The article in question is on a fake CNN-lookalike site that I saw last time I was installaing Linux on a mate's system (surfing el reg while their windoze drive is imaged, personal data copied for ease-of-access, the windows partition shrunk, then the last 2-10 minutes being the actual Linux installation - all while browsing and some document checking/editing - try doing that with Windows install media!). I normally don't see this stuff with adblock and noscript even though AB is neutered for El Reg.
I'd not be surprised if there was something nasty in the linked page for those people silly enough to surf the web with windahs.. (Yes, spent the night trying to sort out the persons fucked up system before convincing him that even a "not fully compaitble" LibreOffice is much more functional than a "stuck on a machine fucked up by the latest Win10 fuckdate and not working" MS Office, bit pissed with wasting my friday night and much of my Saturday sleep-in time!)
El Reg, you really need to have a word with your adbroker to make sure that such stuff doesn't get shown on your pages - scam sites using another firm's logos etc really can harm your reputation y'know.
For those interested/sadistic enough, the link was https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/aclk?sa=l&ai=CvhuMmS74V86SCo-j9AWJ8aKgB4PxzftGl5f3_eMDjIuFngsQASDWh_MTYKv0s4X8KKABl4PVuAPIAQLgAgCoAwHIA5kEqgTpAU_QDo55FkhBb-DasV4pFnxI6FWNbgujHUrdXltBtCGXCT3jUHYMYrywSiVmQPg5Dd_lvBfURur8q7ZzATopL0aZAlwLHJTqPLwizMFkp9xWmMBfobyCRMo0mecLPH1yTXCPCaHts_H6U16de17mjFcJYgbVln-LFNHTVN261zzzvlomwdBfGXTVGUyuWYHAIWpzYoKeIIChWfiP6CZMsExJhMSL77LMM3W76_mqa5K15LiVrc3WdXhwUV33MFNt5WuU2uzbvF8cm3DPFS-jePzXrlgxlYI-SOWu2vs4nWnn8vX5bheiqXEO4AQBoAYCgAfR_KpHqAeBxhuoB6a-G9gHAdIIBQiAYRAB&num=1&sig=AOD64_2ZUeAUULLNnbwyjte4JXvXoMuLYA&client=ca-pub-3230938694120234&nm=6&nx=152&ny=76&mb=2&adurl=http://expertservicestation.com/canuck2/%3Fkeyword%3D%26plament%3Dwww.theregister.co.uk%26creative%3D147305954563%26adgroupid%3D34797335444%26campaign%3D649738546%26tar%3D%252Fcomputers%2520%2526%2520electronics%26lpurl%3Dhttp://brobible.com/life/article/newlyweds-wreck-rented-ferrari/