MAD Monday

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in Ad Injectors, Mad Monday, Malvertising

Children are once again the target of an unscrupulous advertiser in today’s MAD Monday. This ad url on Google’s network will take you through to http://mightymagoo.com, a page targeting children using Spongebob as bait with phrases like “Play now” and “Play Free Games” sprinkled amongst colorful pictures of our yellow friend. For the folks that can’t read the […]

MAD Monday

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Ad Injectors, Mad Monday, Malvertising

Repeat offender Playpickle is back in the spotlight today. Much like last week, in this post I will be doing a deep dive into the modus operandi of the advertiser. Interestingly enough, today’s offender gives us a little glimpse into why it is that bad advertisers are doing what they do in the crazy world […]

MAD Monday

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Ad Injectors, Mad Monday, Malvertising

Every Monday I call out an advertiser who is abusing the online advertising ecosystem and the unsuspecting consumers that are a part of it all. I usually tell you which site the ad was found on (referred to as a publisher in the ad world), how it was found, what the ad url is and […]

MAD Monday

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Mad Monday, Malvertising

It’s the same bad advertisers up to the same bad ads. Today PlayPickle and Wisedownloads are propogating their infected software through zdnet (using Google’s ad network) Ad Url: link Ad Landing Page: link (Play Turtle LLC is signing the binaries) Alerts on VirusTotal: 13 — Ad Url: link Ad Landing Page: link (iBryte is signing the binaries) Alerts […]

MAD Monday

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in Mad Monday, Malvertising

It’s on days like today (a sunny day in Seattle!) that one gets the impression that everything is going to be alright. The winter is not going to be all that bad in Seattle, the rain is really just not going to make much of a difference and everything will be just fine. When it […]