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The Economist Delivered Malware

The Economist:

On Oct. 31, 2015, one of economist.com’s vendors, PageFair, was hacked. If you visited economist.com at any time between Oct. 31, 23:52 GMT and Nov. 1, 01:15 GMT, using Windows OS and you do not have trusted anti-virus software installed, it is possible that malware, disguised as an Adobe update, was downloaded onto your PC.

Appalling. PageFair is an anti-ad-blocking company — they give websites tools to circumvent ad-blocking plugins. Make no bones about it: PageFair was the company that got hacked, but The Economist is responsible for what it serves. People are furious at The Economist for this, and rightly so.

Sunday, 8 November 2015