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updated 3/14/2011 2:14:10 PM ET 2011-03-14T18:14:10

A new cyberscam involving "The Simpsons" is no laughing matter for online viewers.

Hackers have infiltrated the popular video site Dailymotion and are using "The Simpsons" to carry out a scam, according to the security firm Kaspersky Lab.

The online attack works by offering to present a full episode of a show, then informing viewers when they select that episode that that the “content has been removed due to copyright issues.”

Within that rogue copyright message there is a shortened URL that promises to take eager viewers to the episode.

Shortened URLs are often used in cyberattacks to disguise corrupt Web addresses. And, of course this whole process is a setup. Users are lead not to a "Simpsons" episode, but to a page that attempts to trick them into downloading MyWebSearch Adware, a parasitic program that displays  pop-ups and advertisements.

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