Pregnant Kate Middleton doll leads to malware infection for AOL users

Graham Cluley
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Take care if you visit the main page of AOL UK today – a story about Kate Middleton being pregnant (or rather a doll of a pregnant Duchess of Cambridge) has a nasty sting in its tail.

The story, featured prominently on AOL’s main webpage, points to a different website – – another part of the AOL media empire.

The MyDaily website uses a legitimate piece of JavaScript code to “carousel” different adverts on the website. However, hackers have managed to breach security on the site and insert their own line of code.

The code the cybercriminals have injected onto the webpage attempts to run malicious code from a third-party site…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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