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Fake Malware Warning on NYTimes web site

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I just got a fake malware warning while reading an article on the New York Times web site. It also locked up my web browser too.

I'm copying and pasting the text here, to help any folks who do a search on the text.
There was a dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins & bank information. Luckily, your Firewall managed to block this suspicious connection. We recommend you to freeze your accounts until some measures will be taken. There is a great threat of leaking of your personal data. So you need to respond swiftly! Trojan Virus may have already hurt your hard disk and its data. That is why we are checking and verifying your system security. Do not waste your tie and consult one of our service centers or call us. Contact Microsoft Support: +1 (866) 273-6507 (TOLL-FREE). Your urgent response is needed. To deal with this problem, contact our network administrator.
How can we tell this is fake? 
First, I'm using the Chrome web browser, and folks from the Chrome …