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#1 Romeo29

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:34 PM

Cyber criminals somehow managed to place malicious advertisement on networks like Google's DoubleClick, YieldManager and FastClick.
As a result many web sites who used these ad networks started to serve malware to their users - including DrudgeReport.com, Horoscope.com and Lyrics.com.
The malicious advertisements infected users computer with Win32/Alureon trojan horse.

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http://www.pcworld.com/article/172527/drud...icious_ads.html

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 02:55 PM

Are you serious? Is that even possible to hook themselves onto those sites?

Thankfully, I have No Script and all 3 of those websites will need my approval to show any javascript/flash objects.
Who said I couldn't have everything?

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 03:23 PM

To be honest who actually clicks on Advertisments on sites they're just browsing though? I always treat them as suspicous.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 03:36 PM

True, no one does, but sometimes these adverts automatically download onto your computer.. Although sometimes you need prior acceptance to that.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 05:47 AM

I notice they never gave the names of the three AV programs which found the virus. LOL
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 02:04 PM

AdBlock Plus FTW!!




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