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Offline baumgrenze

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How Dangerous Is ""
« on: September 29, 2012, 06:11:18 AM »
I tried opening this website

Several times it was blocked by Avast with the warning "Malicious URL Blocked."

avast! Network Shield has blocked a harmful site

Infection: URL:Mal
Process: C:\Program Files\SeaMonkey\seamonke.exe

Just now it was allowed to open. Last time I tried there was an attempted redirect to ""

Has anyone any idea how harmful this site might be?



Offline CraigB

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Re: How Dangerous Is ""
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 07:21:28 AM »
Please dont post live malicious links as there is always bound to be someone that will click on these, change http to hxxp

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« Last Edit: September 29, 2012, 11:02:08 AM by Pondus »
Chief Wiggum: Uh, no, you got the wrong number. This is 9-1…2.

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Re: How Dangerous Is ""
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 07:28:02 PM »
Like to thank Pondus for reporting this, our friend, !Donovan, for his in-depth analysis of the malcode at hand.
I will add some additional information why the site has been hacked in the first place and got infected through blackhat-seo-spam,.
This malware is mostly coming from China.
Read on (links thanks to Sucuri info, article by  fioravante souza, and zen-cart-wiki and off-course !Donovan's article).

Again a victim from an outdated WP version that made the site vulnerable to a PHP eval hack.
How it was being performed read here:
and here:
About recovering from hacks:  (info available from Zen Cart® project)
OK, first priority in all these cases is to keep the website software fully updated, patched and checked,

« Last Edit: September 30, 2012, 08:15:25 PM by polonus »
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