MAD Monday

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Mad Monday, Malvertising

This binary is being distributed on dailybibleguide.com, it was found as a result of searching through ads on aol.com. Note that 23/43 virus scanners have a problem with it. Now although this binary is not directly from repeat-offender Mindspark (it’s signed by Fun Web Products), they do still have a presence on this page (check […]

MAD Monday

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Mad Monday, Malvertising

True to the word cloud from last week, this week has me quickly infecting my machine when searching for online racing games. In the following video, you’ll see me infect my machine in less than 97 seconds: epicplay-malware.wmv The players in today’s MAD Monday are as follows: – Aol.com is the publisher – Google.com is the […]

MAD Monday

Posted by on Jan 2, 2012 in Mad Monday, Malvertising

Today I have two late Christmas presents for you. 2011 in Review Enter a word cloud of keywords used on several search engines that, upon clicking the ads displayed, sent the consumer to sites deploying binaries that were malware. Binaries that made it into this cloud had more than 10 anti virus scanners complain about […]

MAD Monday

Posted by on Dec 19, 2011 in Mad Monday, Malvertising

My research has me diving into something that’s taking a little longer than I had anticipated. As a result, today’s MAD Monday is yet another quick one: Mindspark Interactive Network is deploying this binary on http://www.smileys-market.com,  11/43 virus scanners have a problem with the binary. The original ad was found on google.com here

MAD Monday

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in Mad Monday, Malvertising

Mindspark Interactive Network is deploying this binary on http://www.hotlayoutworld.com.  8/42 virus scanners have a problem with the binary. The original ad was found on ask.com here

Scareware

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011 in Malvertising

If the following screenshot looks familiar (enter the fake antivirus scareware), then you may be entitled to a refund.   From the FTC: Starting this week, more than 300,000 consumers who were victims of a “scareware” scam will receive refunds resulting from Federal Trade Commission settlements with Innovative Marketing and other parties involved in the […]

Ad Injectors

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011 in Ad Injectors, Malvertising

Ad Injectors are finally getting some attention, be sure to check out WSJ’s article on the subject here. Note that the software referenced (Pagerage and Buzzdock) are both available on Yontoo’s app market page here

MAD Monday

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in Mad Monday, Malvertising

The following advertisers are deploying binaries loaded with malware: Mindspark Interactive Network is deploying this on http://www.funpopulargames.com and http://www.webfetti.com.  15/42 virus scanners have a problem with the binary. The original ad was found on AOL here Mindspark Interactive Network is deploying this and this on http://www.bringyourgameface.com/Arcade.  23/42 and 20/42 scanners have a problem with each binary. The original ad was […]

MAD Monday

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in Mad Monday, Malvertising

No deep dive today, just a quick pointer to this advertiser: http://www.virtualdjdownload.net/ This advertiser was found on ebay, the ad link is here. The problem with this advertiser is that the binaries they are distributing display alerts on at least 35 virus scanners! One of the binaries in question can be downloaded here