Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Malware alarm hits www.whitepages.com.au
Posted on 14-Nov-2007 09:15 | Tags Filed under: News


Malware alarm hits www.whitepages.com.au
Visitors to whitepages.com.au, owned by Sensis and Australian operator Telstra, are victims of MalwareAlarm flash advertisements hijackings according to security expert and blogger Sandi Hardmeier who uncovered the problem.

The website - and pottentialy other high volumt websites services such as the Australian Yellow Pages - is showing advertisement that automatically redirect visitors to a third party malicious website that tries to plant malware on users' computers.

Sandi had tried to contact Telstra and Sensis but at the time this article is posted we can confirm the malicious redirection is still affecting users.

It seems well known spammers involved with companies mysurvey4you, blessedads.com and prevedmarketing.com are involved.

Sandi writes "The fact that the redirect is happening at www.whitepages.com.au means that in all likelihood www.yellowpages.com.au and www.whereis.com.au (and any other Sensis site, for that matter) are a risk."

When the advert causing the redirection (screenshot pictured) is loaded the victim's computer is automatically hijacked, taking a route through various sites that are well known to those who have been dealing with malicious banner advertisements for a while.



More information: http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Bombing at Manchester concert, 19 dead
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Rikkitic on 28-May-2017 19:06 (174 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


How much power do you use?
Created by tchart, last reply by floydie on 29-May-2017 20:50 (48 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Tax Cuts
Created by tdgeek, last reply by Fred99 on 29-May-2017 22:15 (113 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by frankv on 29-May-2017 09:55 (4373 replies)
Pages... 290 291 292


Tipping? Please no!
Created by BlueShift, last reply by cddt on 27-May-2017 10:10 (104 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


NZ Herald - Internet providers have backdoor access to customers' modems
Created by RunningMan, last reply by jeffory123 on 29-May-2017 23:12 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Any Tom Bihn bag users on GZ?
Created by Geektastic, last reply by Geektastic on 29-May-2017 18:17 (14 replies)

Molemaps and recommended plastic surgeons for removal.
Created by Paul1977, last reply by MikeAqua on 29-May-2017 14:05 (13 replies)