Ransom-ware (software that holds your computer or your data for ransom until you pay to have it unlocked) is nothing new. The Cryptolocker malware was in the news not to long ago as well. These web advertisements are worse than Cryptolocker because your computer can get infected by just browsing to a webpage that has a malicious ad on it and get infected.
Alt Solutions recommends a few things to reduce your exposure to these types of attacks, including NOT using Internet Explorer, using Ad Disabling add-ons for Firefox and Chrome, and make sure to keep all of your software updated (including Flash Player, Java, Windows, and all other Third Party software).
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