FOX serving up malvertisement leading to scareware products

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FOX serving up malvertisement leading to scareware products

Postby mwdisector » Wed May 20, 2009 1:31 pm

Heads up on new posting coming to Malware Database about newly found malvertisement. Preview follows...
An advertisement for car insurance served up by the "FOX Audience Network" (domain fimserve.com) is redirecting visitors to a couple different scareware/rogue security software websites.

These scareware websites perform a fake virus scan and then tell the victim they are infected (when in reality they aren't) and to download their "security" application to clean them up. Their security application does not perform as advertised. Typical method-of-operation for the scareware purveyers but the use of malicious advertisements is still not very common.

Watch http://malwaredatabase.net/blog/ for upcoming post.

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Re: FOX serving up malvertisement leading to scareware products

Postby MysteryFCM » Wed May 20, 2009 3:04 pm

Nice catch :)
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