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March 15th, 2012

Surprising hack found on multiple sites

From the “It-could-happen-to-you” file:  We innocently clicked on a link which was promoted today on a trustworthy company’s Facebook page.  To our surprise, avast! blocked it as a malicious URL.

When we attempted to open the URL, it was redirected to dumb.cn.mn which triggered the blocking action. The only content on dumb.cn.mm is one word – GOTCHA!

Senior Virus analyst, Jan Sirmer confirmed the attack when we couldn’t repeat the block. “The site, smcitizens.com, was hacked for sure, and redirects to a black hole site,” he said. “Malicious script on the site is checking visitor’s cookies, which is the reason why you don’t see the warning more than once.” Read more…