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Some Google Chrome users get malware warnings after California ad firm's website hacked

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Some Web users have experienced malware warnings today when visiting various Internet sites, including Wctrib.com, when using the Google's Chrome brower after a California advertising company Netseer's website was hacked. 

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Netseer said that its ads were not infected with any virus and was working with Google to clear the malware warnings. The warning were still continuing for some readers as of late Monday afternoon. 

According to many Twitter users and published reports, many major news sites were being block by Google's Chrome browser with warnings about possible malware.

"Content from cm.netseer.com, a known malware distributor, has been inserted into this web page. Visiting this page now is very likely to infect your computer with malware," a Chrome message said Monday when a user attempted to visit some pages www.wctrib.com and other newspapers in Minnesota and nationwide.

Wctrib.com will keep you updated on further developments.

Here are some related articles concerning the issue:

San Jose Mercury News: Google Chrome's Netseer malware warning blocks websites, company says no virus distributed 

ZDNet blog: NetSeer suffers hack, triggers Google malware warnings 

TalkPointsMemo Livewire: Google Chrome flags many sites as malicious

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