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Would you class this as a threat?

November 18th 2008

I received an interesting email via the contact facility for this blog.  You can see a screenshot of the email to the left of screen. A Russian-speaking associate tells me that the email text translates as: “You, dummy, aren’t you worried about your skin? F u c k you.“ Nice.  It seems that I may […]

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ALERT: Malvertizement being displayed by photobucket

November 18th 2008

    Kimberley wrote about a malvertizement featuring apartmentguide.com the other day that was/is being displayed on photobucket.com.  In that case, the malvert was touching the domains st-ation-appraisals.com, profitabill.com, webstatsmaster.com, windowslovingyou.com and antivirusonlivescan.com. I found another sample today (screenshot above) that was being displayed elsewhere – photobucket is certainly not the only victim (Adopstools test […]

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Phishing?

November 17th 2008

  spam-complaint.net ICANN Registrar: ONLINENIC, INC.Created: 6 October 2008NS1.DNS-DIY.NETNS2.DNS-DIY.NETIP: 63.216.206.242 (District Of Columbia – Washington – Gaa-la)Registrant: Rob Robinson (paul@targetron.com – associated with 545 domains), Wild Zest Domains (yes, Zest) spamreport-abuse.com ICANN Registrar: ONLINENIC, INC.Created: 6 October 2008NS1.DNS-DIY.NETNS2.DNS-DIY.NETIP: 63.216.206.242 (District Of Columbia – Washington – Gaa-la)Registrant: Rob Robinson (paul@targetron.com – associated with 585 domains), Wild […]

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Remember how I wrote about "Heart of Joanne’s Kitchen" yesterday?

November 17th 2008

The index page has been cleaned up.  Somebody’s paying attention to my blog ;o)

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PRESS RELEASE: Attorney General’s investigation finds MyLuvCrush a not-so-sweet nothing

November 17th 2008

SEATTLE – Money can’t buy love. But that didn’t stop a Washington-based company from tempting Internet users with the chance to learn the identity of a secret admirer. Unfortunately, any lonely hearts or curious souls who may have bit at Tatto Media, Inc.’s promotion lost out. According to the Washington Attorney General’s Office, the company’s […]

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Now that’s just not nice….

November 17th 2008

For a moment there I thought I’d found a legitimate, albeit uber-kitsch, website amongst my bad-site Directi alerts… until I looked at the page source.  Why would a nice, grandma type of lady who has used a site theme supplied by a web site that is a member of the Christian Banner Exchange and The […]

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ALERT: Malvertizements at foxnews.com – treat all content from adserver.adtechie.net with extreme caution

November 16th 2008

Malvertizements – lots of them – from adtechie.net.  And some are being served via AdMeld. Here’s an interesting snippet for you – as we know from this article’s title, malvertizements from adtechie.net via AdMeld have been spotted on Fox news (see Kimberley’s report).   Guess who is CEO at AdMeld – none other than somebody who […]

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ALERT: False positive affecting Spyware Doctor

November 13th 2008

It seems that Spyware Doctor was erroneously reporting Zlob infections on computers, and killing Norton Internet Security in the process.  Reported here: http://www.temerc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6092   Also reported on the Spyware Doctor forums:http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?p=195342#post195342http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54603   Symantec ain’t gonna be happy…

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Estdomain’s stay of execution has been lifted :o)

November 12th 2008

Details here – Estdomain will lose their ICANN accreditation on 24 November 2008:http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-12nov08-en.htm “The termination of ICANN-accredited registrar EstDomains is to go ahead, effective 24 November 2008. On 28 October 2008, ICANN sent a notice of termination to EstDomains, Inc. (EstDomains) based on an Estonian Court record reflecting the conviction of EstDomains’ then president, Vladimir […]

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Spam levels are remaining low since McColo was king-hit…

November 12th 2008

Look good gang… looking good.  By the way, HOSTEXPLOIT.COM have released a report about McColo:http://hostexploit.com/downloads/Hostexploit%20Cyber%20Crime%20USA%20v%202.0%201108.pdf Hopefully we will soon see a report about ONLINENIC, ESTDOMAINS and REGTIME  ;o)

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