Tag Archives: Redirects

Malicious Redirects from NewShareCounts.com Tweet Counter

When Twitter announced their new design for “Tweet” and “follow” buttons back in October 2015, marketers across the web developed a mild anxiety—the new design came with a decision to nuke their beloved Tweet count feature. Social signals can be a huge credibility indicator for visitors and site content. Who doesn’t think there’s a psychological More Info »

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 »

How to Avoid Malicious Cyber Monday Campaigns

As consumers prepare to take advantage of the discounts and promotions for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday ecommerce holidays, bad actors are crafting fraudulent websites, phishing, and malware campaigns to capitalize on the profits. In past years, targeted Cyber Monday phishing emails posed a huge risk to consumers. These emails, designed to appear from More Info »

Expired Domain Leads to WordPress Plugin Redirects

A malicious redirect is a snippet of code used by attackers with the intention of redirecting visitors to another site; a very common tactic seen in compromised websites. These redirects often take visitors to phishing, malware, or advertising sites with the intention of capturing sensitive user data, distributing malware and backdoors, or generating advertisement impressions. More Info »