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Further information regarding the malvertizements touting ebay discovered at perezhilton.com

April 27th 2009 in Uncategorized

The malvertizement redirects victims to various fraudware/scareware products via several redirects (some of the URLs change at random – victims don’t hit all of the domains listed below).

These are the URLs that are hit by the malvertizement – we have seen all of them before:



Final destinations:

offer-provider.com is a fraudware domain touting fake security software under various names such as "SpywareRemover" and "VirusRemover2009" and "AntiSpywareSolution 2009".

trueconv leads to the fraudware total-virusprotection.com.

justwebsecurity.com leads to a fake "System Security" scanning page.

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