And I just wanted to register for a chance at an apple TV!!!
(That's where I got the chrome malware message)
I thought the sky was falling, but then looked it up like others ahead of me on this thread and saw that the issue was with netseer...
and quite honestly, I'm not so sure I trust that they (netseer) scrubbed all of the ads right away. Many people tend to cap on the big G for putting up those warning pages, but i can imagine the caterwauling and gnashing of teeth if they hadn't, and millions (ok, thousands) of people picked up malware and didn't even know about it...
i use noscript when i'm on FF; wouldn't have helped me today as i was using chrome.
as always, the SD silos in NV seemed to know about this as soon as it happened...
so who picks up the phone and flogs netseer??
advertising network NetSeer was hit by a malware attack today, and after Google recognized the hack it placed all sites that served ads through the network under quarantine. Sites like The New York Times, The Washington Post, Boston.com, ZDNet, IMDB, and The Hollywood Reporter were among the dozens of sites that were said to be put on the blacklist, preventing users from visiting their pages. The NetSeer spokesperson said that the hack only affected the company's corporate servers, and that its advertising network was untouched. He continued on to say that "we have successfully cleaned the site of the malware issue," and that the company is working with Google "to do an expedited review of the site and remove the site from the malware impacted site-list so that browsing behavior can be restored for all users." It's worth pointing out that if you saw Google's malware warning page you shouldn't be at risk of infection.
If I'm choosing who I trust here, it's probably not the spokesperson of the company that got hacked. Just saying. He's in spin mode and CYA mode...whereas google did right by the users of their browser. Just a minor annoyance, happy to hear that SD wasn't greatly affected
Seems "netseer" was hacked.
From this news article http://www.mercurynews.com[mercurynews.com],
"This morning at approximately 5:30 a.m. Pacific time, our third-party hosted corporate website (netseer.com) was hacked and infected with malware. Consequently, Google added our domain to the list of malware-affected websites. Our operations team went into all-hands-on-deck mode and we have successfully cleaned the site of the malware issue," spokeswoman Kathleen Formidoni said.
Well, yes and no. I included the quote from theverge with the red emphasis to show that the person claiming "no malware was transmitted" was the company itself and not google. The company also said that they had it cleared up with google by 10:30 AM, but I got the chrome alerts after 3PM.
No offense intended cgrady; my point was merely that I am not giving much weight to whatever is coming from NetSeer re: this incident. I guess it's my inner conspiracy theorist automatically tuning out a paid shill, er, spokesperson for the company
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