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Exploit in Ad Servers on EasyExpat Allows For Malware [FIXED]

23 March, 2010 07:40  EasyExpat EasyExpat

If you have got a warning in the past 24 hours about malware being on we apologize as our ad server was attacked through an exploit in our OpenX software.

We have been in contact with Google about the situation and they have confirmed with us that it has been resolved and the site is back to normal.

The situation is now cleared with Google certification:

What is the current listing status for

    This site is not currently listed as suspicious.

    Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.

We completely checked and re-installed the file structure  in order to protect our readers from getting any malware. We have also upgraded some third-party applications and protected sensitive areas.

The situation was described by this website.

A group registered in Russia and constantly moving around Scandavavia on a daily basis using the domain has hacked into many of the OpenX Ad servers including ours to insert a plug in. It then places itself into a one pixel unit on a graphic position for an advertisement. The plugin is called “mergedDeliveryFunctions.php.”

UPDATE 05 April 2010:

We have now migrated to another solution for running ad campaigns: Google Ad Manager / AKA DFP Small Business



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