Fake flashplayer update via exploit using adverts on legit site

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"I was reading posts on a well known tech forum, when I got a sudden divert and a .hta file attempted to download. Of course I immediately saved the file, rather than letting it run. I won’t name the tech forum at this stage, to allow the admin time to investigate and check what advert I think caused it. It was an advert for HP laserjet printers that was not using flash but did have moving images. I think the divert happened when I moused over the advert whilst scrolling down the page."


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