A new click-fraud worm called LilyJade could find it’s way to your computer regardless of what operating system you’re running.
Written in the form of a cross-platform browser plugin the malware has no executable files so your anti-virus software isn’t looking for it. LilyJade works by spoofing advertisement modules on sites like Google, Yahoo or Facebook. CIO.com said it’s sold in underground forums for $1,000 and the creator claims it can infect browsers running on Linux or Mac.
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