Flowgo pop-up secretly downloaded malware

Tuesday, 14 May 2002, 6:56 PM EST

It has been reported that a popular family site - Flowgo - contained a pop-up advert that, when clicked on, automatically directed visitors to a booby-trapped site called KoolKatalog.

However, virus experts discovered that a code in the pages at KoolKatalog exploited a known flaw in an old version of the Java engine of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser to download files direct to visitors' computers without acknowledgement.

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