The problem occurred with Spotify Free, which lets people to stream music gratis in exchange for being played and shown adverts. One advertiser sneakily embedded nasty software code into its Spotify ads that hijacked browsers on macOS and Linux systems.

We’re told the ads caused the computers’ default browsers to open up dodgy websites that then attempted to install malware or steal victims’ passwords.

“OS X and Linux users claim to have been hit with redirects to phishing and tech support scams,” said Pieter Arntz, a malware intelligence researcher at Malwarebytes Labs.

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