On Tuesday, the most popular technology with an average 3.1 million page views every day, and the world's biggest gadget website, Gizmodo warned about the malicious adverts in their website.
It proclaimed that some attacks are even proficient to infect Windows machines simply when an advert is viewed while several flash up cautioning that persuading people to download and pay for programs that claim to protect them from fake viruses.
Expressing regret to the visitors, the editor of the site, Brian Lam stated that the advertisement has "somehow fooled our ad sales team through an elaborate scam" but that "only a few people should have been affected". However "this isn't something we take lightly". He said that the problem would have been noticed earlier but was not, because the editorial team does not use Microsoft Windows.
Signifying the protection, Brian Lam stated, "Be careful, load up some antivirus and make sure your system is clean".
A bountiful profit of almost £750,000 to the hackers, the security firm Symantec estimated that more than 40 million people had fallen victim to "scareware" scams in the past 12 months.
Accusing the extraneous comments, disappointed visitors' criticize the poor level of customer service and claim for further information on threat, or some links to anti-virus products that may help its readers ensure and clean-up their computers.