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Malvertizements on mininova.org

May 8th 2008 in Uncategorized

Several comments have been posted to my blog recently about a malvertizement problem at mininova.org:


http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2008/03/23/1550824.aspx#1601871
http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2008/03/23/1550824.aspx#1602159
http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2008/03/23/1550824.aspx#1614547


Anyway, I went looking and found a thread that claimed the malvertizements had been identified and removed on 5 May so I didn’t take things any further (a decision which may have been a mistake)
http://forum.mininova.org/index.php?showtopic=235009007


Kimberley has now identified a malvertizement on mininova.org, again hosted by Akamai:
http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=18064&st=60&gopid=87201&


The domains being used by the malvertizers are:


adoptserver.info
iexplorer-security.org
mystats.com
fastwebway.com
xponlinescanner.com


The malvertizement has been reported to Akamai.



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