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Press Release – Promoters of online freebies agree to stop selling in Washington

April 30th 2008

SEATTLE – Two online companies that promised consumers “free” big-ticket items but required them to pay for trial offers and subscriptions must pay $55,000 in civil penalties under a settlement announced today by the Washington Attorney General’s Office. Under the terms of the settlement, SubscriberBASE Holdings, Inc., of Columbia, S.C., and SubscriberBASE, Inc., can no longer […]

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Carbon Grove – Carbon Reduction Reminder Service

April 29th 2008

Internet Explorer has partnered with a carbon reduction reminder service to help increase awareness around one of Earth’s most precious resources. Browse three endangered forests and plant your own virtual tree while learning how to become a better steward of the environment. I’ve completed the questionnaire, and have added the tree to my web site […]

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New malvertizement – americansingles.com

April 28th 2008

Here it is: The malvertizement, if triggered, redirects victims to the URL windowsxp-privacy.net/?id=987650085.  That URL, if a malicious redirect is not triggered, simply dumps the victim at Google. windowsxp-privacy.net is hosted in Russia, with mail services supplied by estboxes (Intercage) and is registered via Estdomains.  

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Slow malvertizement clean-up… how frustrating.

April 28th 2008

The malvertizements discovered on Yahoo are STILL there… Moli.com is still displaying malvertizements as well

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Alert: malvertizements at moli.com

April 27th 2008

Kimberley found these ones – full information here:http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?s=ae5aae56f29889c26c465d6f3aa4e9c1&showtopic=18064&st=30&p=87072&#entry87072 atlas-ads.com is registered using the infamous Estdomains, and if you try to visit the domain you are automatically redirected to the Microsoft owned atlassolutions.com – but don’t be fooled – atlas-ads.com has nothing to do with Microsoft. The appropriate parties have been notified. Malvert 1 – featuring […]

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p-mediaonline.com – exercise caution if dealing with them….

April 27th 2008

Earlier I posted an alert that ReachWe (reachwe.com) has been caught distributing malvertizements. Kimberley has written about another advertising service that shares IP with reachwe.com – P-mediaonline.com – discussed here:http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=18064&pid=87048&mode=threaded&show=&st=30&#entry87048 reachwe.com and p-mediaonline.com have the same Flash navigation on the opening pages. P-mediaonline.com was created on 4 April 2008; reachwe.com was created on 6 December […]

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Yahoo aren’t listening…

April 26th 2008

Edit: the malvertizements have been removed from circulation . And still the problems continue…. I wonder how many hits Yahoo gets per day, and how many people are being exposed to fraudware, while these advertisements are allowed to remain online…

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Be very cautious if accepting advertising from ReachWe LLC

April 26th 2008

Cite this discussion:http://www.geekvillage.com/forums/showthread.php?p=178973 There are three complaints about malicious advertisements being supplied by ReachWe in that discussion. You’ll note that somebody who claims to be from Yahoo posted a comment to that discussion on 16 April claiming to have been supplied malvertizements by ReachWe.  Yet here we are, seeing malvertizements on Yahoo sites even now.  […]

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Yet another malvertizement at Yahoo Mail…

April 26th 2008

Edit: the malvertizement has been removed from circulation  And another one – the URL for this one is: eur.a1.yimg.com/java.europe.yimg.com/eu/any/yahoonew300x250.swf Even if you don’t get redirected, the malvertizement still let’s the bad guys know that it is on display by sending info to adtds2.promoplexer.com/statsa.php?campaign=yahoo and adsraise.com/mbuyers/statistics.html Yahoo is one of the few companies where I *don’t* have […]

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Malvertizement problems continue at Yahoo

April 26th 2008

Edit: the malvertizement has been removed from circulation  Here it is at Yahoo Mail:

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