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Response to Did NG's server get hacked somehow? 2011-02-12 15:45:45 Reply

At 2/12/11 12:24 PM, TomFulp wrote: Thanks for isolating fmsmedia.net - CPMStar couldn't find any trace of the URL that users were being directed to, but I just forwarded this one along to them and it sounds like it should show up in their system, at which point it will be removed. Fingers crossed!

Tom, have their website redirect to newgrounds. Give them a taste of their own medicine.

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Response to Did NG's server get hacked somehow? 2011-02-12 16:16:26 Reply

IF you DO get it exit out as fast as possible. Or you can hack into their server so when they go to it It downloads on their computer and they get a virus that says "Your a gay virus sending faggot - Newgrounds.com"


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Response to Did NG's server get hacked somehow? 2011-02-12 16:26:21 Reply

I got the same thing early. I didn't click anything I just ended the program using the task manager and tried getting back on. Thus far nothing has happened.

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Response to Did NG's server get hacked somehow? 2011-02-14 10:12:13 Reply

I just pulled some of CPMStar's ad code off the front page that I think would be the most likely culprit (the pushdown code at the top of the page) - so far I haven't gotten that ad in IE since, so let me know if you get the bad ad any time after 10:10am EST this morning.


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Response to Did NG's server get hacked somehow? 2011-02-14 10:18:55 Reply

At 2/14/11 10:12 AM, TomFulp wrote: I just pulled some of CPMStar's ad code off the front page that I think would be the most likely culprit (the pushdown code at the top of the page) - so far I haven't gotten that ad in IE since, so let me know if you get the bad ad any time after 10:10am EST this morning.

Ugh good. I've gotten it (Mal_fakeAV0) at least three times now from NG. Aperently it's a virus that bombards a computer with a bunch of warnings about a virus on your computer to make you buy they're shit.

Only way I could get rid of it was to do a system restore.

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Response to Did NG's server get hacked somehow? 2011-02-14 10:32:29 Reply

At 2/14/11 10:12 AM, TomFulp wrote: I just pulled some of CPMStar's ad code off the front page that I think would be the most likely culprit (the pushdown code at the top of the page) - so far I haven't gotten that ad in IE since, so let me know if you get the bad ad any time after 10:10am EST this morning.

ran a couple tests after your post Tom and so far i have gotten nothing ill keep checking it though incase it turns up again im sure if someone else gets it they will post lets hope you got that bug

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Response to Did NG's server get hacked somehow? 2011-02-14 10:46:34 Reply

Actually I just got it again. So still not sure what's up. Passed some more reports to CPMStar so we'll see.


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Response to Did NG's server get hacked somehow? 2011-02-14 10:58:52 Reply

At 2/14/11 10:46 AM, TomFulp wrote: Actually I just got it again. So still not sure what's up. Passed some more reports to CPMStar so we'll see.

Booting ALL of the front-page ads and then letting them back in one at a time may be your best bet, but... how much money from ad revenue would that cost to do?

I remember getting it once, ages ago too. Was the same thing as what seems to be happening here (redirected to a badly-spelled obviously fake antivirus scam). Running a real virus scan afterwards didn't pick anything up (I have AVG on this computer, and nothing's got past it so far), so I'm fairly sure what I thought was a random IP attack is in fact the same as this. And I was on Firefox when I got it too, BTW.

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Response to Did NG's server get hacked somehow? 2011-02-14 12:45:20 Reply

A campaign has been pulled that seems to have been the culprit - let me know if you receive the bad ad any time after this post.


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Response to Did NG's server get hacked somehow? 2011-02-14 13:45:33 Reply

At 2/14/11 12:45 PM, TomFulp wrote: A campaign has been pulled that seems to have been the culprit - let me know if you receive the bad ad any time after this post.

i want to mention something keeps making my virus protection software go off every once in a while call ( rr.) any idea what that could be? maybe a certain sponsor ad?


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Response to Did NG's server get hacked somehow? 2011-02-15 11:08:26 Reply

For those who were redirected: Run a virus scan. There's a high chance that the site you were redirected to installed a virus on your computer.

This has some pretty bad implications. It's now possible to run a redirect script AND install malicious software merely through banner ads, which aren't controlled by the site owners themselves. The possibilities for that are limitless. If done on an even more popular site like youtube, you could build a huge botnet system in mere days. That's pretty scary.

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Response to Did NG's server get hacked somehow? 2011-02-20 18:15:42 Reply

I just got redirected to that site again while looking through flashes and its still here.


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Response to Did NG's server get hacked somehow? 2011-02-20 18:33:59 Reply

That's never happened to me on NG. I use Firefox, but it probably doesn't have much of anything to with the browser you're using.


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