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From Baidu to Google’s Open Redirects

Last week, we described how an ongoing massive malware campaign began using Baidu search result links to redirect people to various ad and scam pages. It didn’t last long. Soon after the publication of that article, the bad actors changed the links to use compromised third-party sites and a couple of day later they began More Info »

Malicious Activities with Google Tag Manager

If I were to ask if you could trust a script from Google that is loading on your website, the majority of users would say “yes” or even “absolutely”. But when malicious behavior ensues, everything should be double-checked and suspected, even assets that come from “trusted sources” like Google, Facebook, and Youtube. In the past, More Info »

When Your Plugins Turn Against You

Every day we face countless cases of sites getting compromised and infected by an attacker. From there, the sites can be used for various operations like spam campaigns, malware spreading or simply to damage your SEO ranking among other events. The threat may not always come from outside though. There are occasions where we are More Info »

New Non-HTTPS Websites Blacklisted for Phishy Password Practices

We submit hundreds of blacklist review requests every day after cleaning our clients’ websites. Google’s Deceptive Content warning applies when Google detects dangerous code that attempts to trick users into revealing sensitive information. For the past couple of months we have noticed that the number of websites blacklisted with Deceptive Content warnings has increased for More Info »

Malicious Subdirectories Strike Again

In a previous post, we illustrated how attackers were fetching information from compromised sites under their control to display spam content on other hacked websites. By adding malicious files into a directory and using the victim’s database structure, attackers were able to inject ads and promote their products. This time, attackers used a similar technique More Info »