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MadAdsMedia struck by Malware, thousands of websites blocked by Google Safe Browsing.

13:35 Abhishek kumar 0 Comments
Online Advertising agency "MadAdsMedia" is latest Victim of the hackers to serve online Ads containing Malware. The news broke up when thousands of websites using MadAdsMedia were blocked by Google safe browsing.
MadAdsMedia struck by Malware, thousands of websites blocked by Google Safe Browsing.

MadAdsMedia have confirmed in mails to their Publishers that one of their ads serving location was hacked and used to serve ads containing Malware.
And this was only the Beginning, Soon Thousands of Website using MadAdsMedia was blocked by Google safe browsing, showing Message "Reported Attack page".
MadAdsMedia struck by Malware, thousands of websites blocked by Google Safe Browsing.
Removing the ads from the website have not worked much for the website admins, visitors still can see the Warning page, while trying to access the website.  The surprising thing is that Google Safe Browsing page says that it is unable to identify the malware thus putting 1000s of bloggers through unwanted trauma of loss of visitors + revenue and trust.

MadAdsMedia struck by Malware, thousands of websites blocked by Google Safe Browsing.


MadAdsMedia have mailed the effected websites using their ads Network, and have mentioned the steps by which they can remove the warning from their website

Mail Notification: This message is regarding the recent malware notifications that some of our publishers may have experienced.  Just before noon today, our engineers discovered that one of our ad serving locations had been hacked.  
Since this attack was discovered, our engineering team worked diligently until 3:45pm EST to ensure that the appropriate action was taken to secure our ad server.  Unfortunately during that time, this attack effected 7.8% of our publishers' domains.  If you are one of these publishers, you can have Google remove the notification by following these steps: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/168328?hl=en
This warning typically takes only a few hours to be removed.  We realize the seriousness of this matter and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our effected publishers.  Our support team is available to answer any questions you may have.

It is not the First time, when an Online ads Network have been stuck by hackers using it for Malware sharing Campaign, earlier this year, Online Advertising Giant Yahoo have already faced a similar problem.

The malicious code was hosted by a ad server of madadsmedia called deore-medias.org. If you are one of the Ads publisher, we will recommend you to go to your webmaster tools and click on the security alert and ask for a review stating the reason as "Madads widget serving the malware code removed" and wait for 24 hours.

You can also voice your concerns here at Digital Point

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