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Apologies: We Had Malware Running as Ads On Gizmodo

Guys, I'm really sorry but we had some malware running on our site in ad boxes for a little while last week on Suzuki ads. They somehow fooled our ad sales team through an elaborate scam. It's taken care of now, and only a few people should have been affected, but this isn't something we take lightly as writers, editors and tech geeks. (And we would have noticed sooner except everyone on staff is on OS X or Linux for production machines.) Everything should be cleared up but you should be checking "qegasysguard.exe" if you're experiencing random popups. Be careful, load up some antivirus and make sure your system is clean. I'm sorry.

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Gizmodo: I appreciate that you were up front with the information and gave people a chance to understand where this infection may have come from. On the other hand, you really do need to have at least a couple of users on staff use Windows. You have to admit, this is very embarrassing. #announcements