20th January 2015, 16:15 #1
AdSense Abused with Malvertising Campaign
Ads are dangerous....
"AdSense Abused with Malvertising Campaign
By Denis Sinegubko on January 14, 2015
Last weekend we noticed a large number of requests to scan websites for malware because they randomly redirected to some “magazine” websites.
Most of them mentioned the lemode-mgz .com site.
In all cases, the symptoms were the same.
Some users randomly got redirected when they clicked on links or loaded new pages.
They all reported that the new page would show up for a second or two and then it would redirect them to those magazine websites.
The redirects were platform and browser-agnostic – Windows, Mac, Linux, mobile browsers – they all got redirected.
However, while some visitors regularly saw those redirects and even complained that the websites were barely usable because of them, other visitors have never been redirected.
We scanned these sites but couldn’t find any server-side problems.
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21st January 2015, 02:56 #2
Yeah - I had read about it here earlier.
But Malvertising attacks have existed for a long time for online advertising companies. Precaution is the only key to avoid malvertising.
21st January 2015, 04:35 #3