Gizmodo Fooled by a Virus Ad

Dec 2 08:22 2009 Angeline Mabute Print This Article

Gizmodo apologized to its reader after being fooled by malware pretending to be an advertisement. The said malware is running on the site in ad boxes on Suzuki ads.


Gizmodo,Guest Posting a popular US gadget, asked for apology to its reader after being fooled by malware pretending to be an advertisement. The said malware is running on the site in ad boxes on Suzuki ads.

According to Gizmodo, their ad sales team has been fooled through an elaborate scam. The said situation has been taken care of and has affected only a few people. Gizmodo has advised the readers to use an antivirus to make sure that their system is clean.

Recently, New York Times was victimized with a similar attack. A pop-up box appears and redirected to a site offering antivirus software, the site is the virus itself. It’s like having a Web browser hijacked because it’s pretending to be a site that runs a scan for viruses.

Dasient, a Web security firm, stated that there are more than 640,000 websites infected with malware. They have identified more than 52,000 malware infections over the web this year. The attackers are focusing more on legitimate websites using them to spread malware.

Our computers are not safe from the danger of browsing the Web. The moment you use your PC and surf the Internet, you and your PC is already at risk. Even Gizmodo, the popular US gadget, was victimized with a virus. Contact Techie Now to keep your PC protected. Techie Now offers services concerning virus and spyware removal, performance optimization, installation and configuration, and general services of your PC. We offer quality services at your convenience 24/7.


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