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YoKenny

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Scareware on Newsweek
« on: September 07, 2009, 07:06:33 PM »
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Scareware on Newsweek

A friend e-mailed to say that he was hit by one of those fake anti-malware scans when surfing on newsweek.com. He sent me screen shots, some of which are below (click on the thumbnail to see the full-size screen). There's a million of these out there of course, but this one caught my attention as being especially egregious for a few reasons.
http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2009/09/scareware_on_newsweek.php

The advancedpcscanner6.com site is blocked by hpHosts HOSTS file for me.

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Re: Scareware on Newsweek
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009, 07:10:53 PM »
no problem for me browsing newsweek.com, kenny.

may be it is fixed now.

tried it on vm.

edit: it was on sept 05
« Last Edit: September 07, 2009, 07:13:41 PM by nmb »

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Re: Scareware on Newsweek
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009, 07:14:51 PM »
advancedpcscanner6.com is also blocked by firefox
It is not possible to divide anything by zero

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Re: Scareware on Newsweek
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009, 07:23:24 PM »
actually here(India) it is not loading. opendns says the server failed to load.