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howto.cnet.com infected

by zwartkasteel / February 3, 2013 9:50 PM PST

L.S.,

when browsing your site, my brower gave the following warning:

"Danger: Malware Ahead!
Google Chrome has blocked access to this page on howto.cnet.com.
Content from cm.netseer.com, a known malware distributor, has been inserted into this web page. Visiting this page now is very likely to infect your computer with malware.
Malware is malicious software that causes things like identity theft, financial loss, and permanent file deletion"

Please take action.

Sincerely,

Jan.

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Didn't do that on my Chrome.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 1:00 AM PST

Windows 7, Avast, AdBlock+ turned off and nothing happened. I've alerted your post. Research false positives so you know about that.
Bob

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Netseer in the news.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 1:56 AM PST

Read http://forums.cnet.com/7723-6132_102-584776/news-february-04-2013/?messageId=5420101#message5420101

"NetSeer suffers hack, triggers Google anti-malware warnings - New!

by Carol~ Moderator - 2/4/13 9:50 AM

In Reply to: NEWS - February 04, 2013 by Carol~ Moderator

If you visited ZDNet earlier today and were warned by Google that you were entering a site with known malware, you weren't alone.

Internet advertising network NetSeer suffered a hack to its front-end Web site today that rippled across the Web sites of its advertising partners. The alerts warned visitors who were using the Chrome browser that the Web site they were visiting was a "known malware distributor." [Screenshot]

A spokesperson for NetSeer confirmed the successful hacking attempt at around 5:30 a.m. PT, but noted that it did not affect its advertising network infrastructure.

The company is currently working with Google to rectify the situation.

A NetSeer spokesperson confirmed that its corporate network had been infected with malware, and Google subsequently added its domain to a list of malware-affected Websites. Because NetSeer's corporate site has the same domain name as its advertising network, Google triggered warnings on end-user machines warning users to avoid any Web page that happened to include an ad served from NetSeer's servers.

But, visitors to these Web sites no point at risk from being served up malware from the NetSeer advertising network, the company said.

Continued : http://www.zdnet.com/netseer-suffers-hack-triggers-google-anti-malware-warnings-7000010776/
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