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Yahoo malware turned European computers into bitcoin slaves

Up to 2 million European Yahoo(s yhoo) users may have received malware from ads on the company’s homepage that turned computers into bitcoin-mining zombies, according to the Guardian. Malicious bitcoin-mining software is a rising trend among malware distributors, and the Guardian article stresses the ease with which the software was installed through Java exploits. Yahoo has stayed silent on how the malicious ads made it onto the site in the first place — repeating the same old mistakes and risking brand damage that the malware could never do.