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Some of the malware spread over the New Year period via poisoned Yahoo ads was designed to mine the Bitcoin virtual currency.
One security company claims it stopped the attack days before it became public knowledge, but they didn't tell anyone until now.
Thousands of visitors to the Yahoo website were attacked by malware, spread via poisoned adverts in recent days.