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ALERT: More malvertizing via Facebook applications?

August 25th 2009

Last time it was “Human Gifts” (aka Owned) that I wrote about on August 3: ALERT- Malvertizing on Facebook and gaiaonline.com   This time it is the “We’re Related” application – an incident reported on August 18 http://community.tigranetworks.co.uk/blogs/tim_long/archive/2009/08/18/drive-by-downloads-from-facebook.aspx   And, according to a family member, her web browser’s security filter blocked her web browser from […]

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Malvertizement featuring careerbuilder.com

August 20th 2009

Thankfully it tries to load content from a known bad domain that is not responding.        

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FTC versus Innovative Marketing et al – developments: Innovative Marketing and Daniel Sundin

August 11th 2009

An Order of Default was entered against Innovative Marketing and Daniel Sundin on 6 August 2009 “for want of answer or other defense”. Regular readers will know that Innovative Marketing and Daniel Sundin have ignored the FTC action right from the start, and are unrepresented.  Innovative Marketing is meant to be paying a fine to […]

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Malvertizement featuring TravelRes

August 10th 2009

    The malvertizement attempted to load a clickrevenue.info URL, and features the now familiar ‘dynamic text’:   clickrevenue.info ICANN Registrar: REGTIME LTD Created 21 July 2009 NS1.NAMESELF.COM ( – Agava) ( – RTCOMM, Russia) NS2.NAMESELF.COM ( – Agava) ( – MASTERHOST, Russia) IP: – Berlin, Netdirekt E.k Registrant: Paul McShane (paulmcshane@pisem.net) St Mainlow […]

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ALERT: Malvertizing on Facebook and gaiaonline.com

August 2nd 2009

  This investigation started after I read a report by a fellow member of the security community that his mother had called him downstairs "because her screen had been filled with warnings and download boxes whilst she was on Facebook’s ‘Owned" site’", and he asked for help to find the malvert.  I also saw on […]

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