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Be very cautious if accepting advertising from ReachWe LLC

April 26th 2008 in Uncategorized

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.  It seems to me that Yahoo needs to tighten up their processes and procedures – and soon.


Thanks to Kimberley of http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showforum=239 for the heads up about the thread.  Kimberley will be posting more information about ReachWe soon…


 


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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 a high […]

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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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