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Another round of bad ads in Bing

20
Sep
2011

We’re seeing some more bad adverts popping up in Bing – just like the original attack, these results are served with very basic search terms so it’s pretty easy to stumble into one of the bad URLs. The results below appear when searching for “Flash player download”:

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In the below example, the end-user arrives at malaysiaaktif(dot)com/flash and the fake Flash Player file is served up from dl-softonic(dot)net (a slight change from the original URL used to push the files which flatlined a few days ago):

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As before, these are not particularly sites you want to be wandering into so please be careful when searching for basic tools, programs and files in Bing until these rogue adverts have a healthy dose of “put in jail and throw away the key” applied to them.

Christopher Boyd (Thanks Matthew)

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