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Gumtree.com.au was displaying malvertizing

June 30th 2014 in Uncategorized

Original report is here: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2014/06/beware-of-malware-ads-on-gumtree/

It looks like gumtree.com.au was affected, not gumtree.com

 

gumtree.com – seems ok – https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=gumtree.com

gumtree.com.au – according to Google, 9485 exploit(s), 3281 trojan(s), 247 scripting exploit(s), of 96525 pages tested on the site over the past 90 days, 11017 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent – https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=gumtree.com.au

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