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Warning of Infected eBay Auction Tool

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#1 Budapest


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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:55 PM

A third-party add-on for eBay used by thousands of sellers is being flagged by Google as potentially malicious, after it became infected with a trojan.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:00 AM

I do not see the tool as potentially malicious. In my anti phishing studies, I never saw anything so invalid as this Google case. Google tried to say that this one website that I browsed was potentially hazardous. I investigated the issue, only for it to pan out in the end that their was no threat after all!


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Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:30 AM

This is a copy of an email I received from Auctiva relating to this topic:

SUBJECT: Information regarding Auctiva’s Site Warning
February 23, 2009
7:30 PM PST

On Thursday, February 19 we discovered the presence of malware on the Auctiva servers. This caused Google to flag Auctiva as a dangerous site. Our Systems Engineers identified the malware through our monitoring system and they immediately began working to isolate the infected servers and take them offline. During this process the site was running on fewer servers and you may have experienced some delays.

The infected servers were wiped clean and by Saturday morning, most servers were put back online. As of Sunday night, Google rescanned Auctiva.com and determined we were safe to navigate. However, upon continued monitoring today, additional malware was detected and we decided to temporarily take Auctiva.com offline to eliminate the possibility of further infection. We take the security of our site very seriously. We have identified the source of the problem and we are working 24/7 to resolve the issue. We will bring Auctiva.com back online once we are confident we can provide the level of safety and security for our customers that we have for the past 10 years.

What can you do now?

If you visited www.auctiva.com between Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon at about 2 PM PST, as a precautionary measure we recommend taking the following actions to ensure that your computers are not infected:

Clear your browser cache, delete ALL temporary internet files, and restart your browser. For instructions specific about your browser: http://community.auctiva.com/eve/forums/a/...410571#31410571
If using a Windows machine, make sure you are updated with all the current Microsoft updates and patches.
Make sure you are running reputable antivirus software.
Use the Firefox browser if possible, as it has been shown to be less susceptible to this sort of malware than Internet Explorer.
During this time your Auctiva Checkout, scheduled listings, and images, templates and scrolling gallery in listings on eBay will remain available.

As we work through this issue we will post regular updates on our Community Forums http://community.auctiva.com/eve/forums/a/frm/f/1081020411.

Kevin Kinell
VP, Engineering

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They're working on it.


edit-thread direct link http://community.auctiva.com/eve/forums/a/...710281#48710281

Edited by wyndy34, 24 February 2009 - 01:37 AM.

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