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”.
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 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.
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