Re: [Full-disclosure] Is yahoo.com serving malware? [Was: More High Profile Sites IFRAME Injected]



*.adrevolver.com is part of the BlueLithium network, which is "a premier
behavioral targeting ad network" which was acquired by Yahoo in mid-2007 - I
wouldn't say "malware" or use the word "attack" (especially considering it's
now a sister company), however unethical or intrusive this sort of thing may
be...

This is almost like the Omniture debacle a couple of months ago (
http://www.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/Full-Disclosure/2008-01/msg00202.html,
among many others dating back to 2002/03) which is used for user-tracking in
and around certain sites to check page hits, time spent between clicks,
referring servers, etc.

If this is upsetting you on a personal level, maybe you should try some of
the workarounds, including the ad-blocking extensions in Firefox, or
host-file modifications on Windows systems...?

On 18/03/2008, Blatant Lier <blatantlier@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 7:51 AM, Dancho Danchev
<dancho.danchev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

lib.ncsu.edu; fulldownloads.us; cso.ie; dblife.cs.wisc.edu;
www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk; ehawaii.gov; timeanddate.com;
boisestate.edu; aoa.gov; gustavus.edu; archive.org;
gsbapps.stanford.edu; bushtorrent.com; ccie.com; uvm.edu; thehipp.org;
mnsu.edu; camajorityreport.com; medicare.gov; usamriid.army.mil


http://ddanchev.blogspot.com/2008/03/more-high-profile-sites-iframe-injected.html


It would look as if yahoo.com is serving malware. I got this little
fellow:

http://media.adrevolver.com/{---remove
this---}adrevolver/trace?sip=103&cpy=1205797527644342&bt=AAAEEIGsMo0L
[note that the link has been purposefully broken with "{---remove
this---}"]

while hitting yahoo at 4:45pm EDT. As of this time it is still there.

Considering that yahoo.com is one of the top destination these days, I
believe we can expect this attack to be fairly successful.

BL

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