Online Ad Site Hacked, Rigged to Serve Exploits

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high-profile online advertising Web site has been hacked and rigged to
serve multiple exploits to Microsoft Windows users surfing the net with
unpatched third party desktop software.
According to a warning issued by Websense Security Labs, the malicious code was found on media-servers.net,
which is described as a high-profile advertiser on the Internet realm. 
The site has been firing an assortment of exploits for several months,
including exploits for vulnerabilities in Microsoft DirectShow and
Adobe PDF Reader.  Read the full advisory [websense.com]

A
high-profile online advertising Web site has been hacked and rigged to
serve multiple exploits to Microsoft Windows users surfing the net with
unpatched third party desktop software.

According to a warning issued by Websense Security Labs, the malicious code was found on media-servers.net,
which is described as a high-profile advertiser on the Internet realm. 
The site has been firing an assortment of exploits for several months,
including exploits for vulnerabilities in Microsoft DirectShow and
Adobe PDF Reader.  Read the full advisory [websense.com]

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Discussion

  • Space Rogue on

    Jeez, did you even read the story you linked to?

    "It's important to note that media-servers.net serves advertising content from ad.media-servers.net, and that this site is clean."

    The actual Ad server is CLEAN and is not serving malware as your blog claims.

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