Google Alert when visiting MMO-Champion - Final Update
Earlier today MMO-Champion got flagged as "unsafe" by Google, resulting in a big ass warning message every time you tried to access the site explaining that MMO-Champion will eat your soul. Well good news, MMO-Champion doesn't eat souls!

This is what happened in a nutshell.
  • In the morning an ad network got compromised and ended up serving a malware. (This is a pretty popular/high-end ad network and I'm not sure if I can give away the name without getting my ass kicked. I'll let them do their own communication)
  • We disabled ads as soon as the first warning appeared.
  • MMO-Champion or any of our infrastructure wasn't compromised, this was entirely 3rd party.
  • Since it's 3rd party and it's always better to be safe than sorry, take this as an opportunity to run a good old Malwarebytes Anti Malware scan on your computer.

Obviously we apologize for the inconvenience.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Alert when visiting MMO-Champion started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 114 Comments
  1. Leialyn's Avatar
    My Kaspersky also found malware in Curse Clients ads... and since all your base are belong to curse I guess this goes back to the same ad network.
  1. johnblund's Avatar
    yup, it is probably same ad network as I also got a warning about malware when I used the curse client yesterday.
  1. Ellendway's Avatar
    I was so happy to see it yesterday. I hope you lost some people already
  1. Pendragon's Avatar
    This is why I'll will never unblock ads from Curse websites.
  1. FrantACs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ellendway View Post
    I was so happy to see it yesterday. I hope you lost some people already
    Shame on you Ellendway! Shame on you! You are sooo malicious... (pun intended).
  1. foil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleveneleven View Post
    you should be serving the ads internally not hosting the URLs...that way you can check that shit for malware...this is elementary shit...take control of your site by not letting others just drop shit whenever they want unchecked
    Elementary stuff? You have no idea how adserving works do you?
  1. Daez's Avatar
    Or, you could just use a browser with actual security instead of jumping on the Google Bandwagon. I can not remember the last time I saw an ad on most sites.
  1. Bubalus's Avatar
    Just to add, besides freaking out on mmo champ my AV also went nuts when the curse client started so i;m going to assume that program got served the same infected ads.
  1. zaphon's Avatar
    There's ads on the internet? Glad I don't see them! EVIL EVIL EVIL things.
  1. flak's Avatar
    What's this, third-party ad providers serving malware - colour me surprised.
  1. n1dal's Avatar
    MMO really good marketing !
  1. Adalace's Avatar

    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...

    Of the 1069 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 39 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-11-02, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-11-01.

    Malicious software includes 5 exploit(s), 1 trojan(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 4 new process(es) on the target machine.

    Malicious software is hosted on 5 domain(s), including lyric[dot]lflink[dot]com/, intkar[dot]info/, greygoo[dot]net/.

    1 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including lyric[dot]lflink[dot]com/.
  1. istrain's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by laughtrey View Post
    If anything this would be a good advertisement for Adblock.
    I use Adblock with Firefox and still saw the warning.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    QFT. Besides, it's quite annoying to have half the Internet as an advertising platform. All that blinking, and flashing is retarded.
    Well, it's either advertisements or you pay a recurring fee to view/have stuff. Nothing's free.

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