MAD Monday

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 in Mad Monday, Malvertising

It’s spectacular what ad networks are getting away with. Using the Google ad network, AOL is still sending their user’s to this page via this ad link when searching for “virtual dj”. The publisher behind this page is up to all sorts of tricks. Depending on your history, where you came from and a number of other attributes, you may end up being redirected to this page:

You don’t have to go too far to see how bad the binary is that is being distributed from this page. Even a static scan reveals that it is very bad news (29/43 scanner alerts!). Pinball Corporation is behind the binary being deployed, so it’s the same players with the same tricks. Come on Google, it doesn’t take much to put a stop to this nonsense.

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