Wordpress.Tweetmeme.com infected with spyware
I stumbled on this site a few weeks back after it picked up http://wordpress.tweetmeme.com which basically collates all the tweets related to wordpress… a great resource for sure. I had this sitting on my IE window today and suddenly it redirected to another location… see the screenshots below. I believe that the advertising network they use for their banner ads is infected with a malicious ad that redirects you to the site shown. I’ve no way to contact these people direct so I’m blogging this so that others will know.
Going to the site can produce the following redirect
Regardless if you press OK or Cancel you get the following which looks real but is in fact inside your web browser
Again regardless of what you press you get the following screen – notice it’s a Windows XP dialog box… I’m running Windows 7
Again regardless of what you press it will try to install what is sure to be spyware… and the loop goes on.
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