Malicious adverts have been found on the UK version of the Match.com dating website. Anyone caught out by the booby-trapped ads could fall victim to ransomware, said security company Malwarebytes, which spotted the cyber-threat. The malicious ads appeared on pages of the dating site via an ad network that pipes content to Match and many other places. Match briefly suspended adverts on the UK site while it investigated. “We take the security of our members very seriously indeed,” it said in a statement. “Our security experts were able to identify and isolate the affected adverts, this does not represent a breach of our site or our users’ data,” it added.
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