[Rack] Fwd: Malware notification regarding noisebridge.net

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Wed Dec 7 17:26:52 PST 2011


Working with Rubin on this right now.  Hosted on dreamhost, perhaps
they really are owned like @textfiles says...

https://twitter.com/#!/textfiles/status/143354602467758081
https://twitter.com/#!/textfiles/status/143605401554911233

-andy

On Thu, Dec 08, 2011 at 12:10:38AM +0000, noreply at google.com wrote:
> Dear site owner or webmaster of noisebridge.net,
>
> We recently discovered that some of your pages can cause users to be  
> infected with malicious software. We have begun showing a warning page to 
> users who visit these pages by clicking a search result on Google.com.
>
> Below are some example URLs on your site which can cause users to be  
> infected (space inserted to prevent accidental clicking in case your mail 
> client auto-links URLs):
>
> http://blog.noisebridge .net/
> http://blog.noisebridge .net/2011/
> http://blog.noisebridge .net/2011/11/
>
> Here is a link to a sample warning page:
> http://www.google.com/interstitial?url=http%3A//blog.noisebridge.net/
>
> We strongly encourage you to investigate this immediately to protect your 
> visitors. Although some sites intentionally distribute malicious 
> software, in many cases the webmaster is unaware because:
>
> 1) the site was compromised
> 2) the site doesn't monitor for malicious user-contributed content
> 3) the site displays content from an ad network that has a malicious  
> advertiser
>
> If your site was compromised, it's important to not only remove the  
> malicious (and usually hidden) content from your pages, but to also  
> identify and fix the vulnerability. We suggest contacting your hosting  
> provider if you are unsure of how to proceed. StopBadware also has a  
> resource page for securing compromised sites:
> http://www.stopbadware.org/home/security
>
> Once you've secured your site, you can request that the warning be 
> removed by visiting
> http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=45432
> and requesting a review. If your site is no longer harmful to users, we  
> will remove the warning.
>
> Sincerely,
> Google Search Quality Team
>
> Note: if you have an account in Google's Webmaster Tools, you can verify  
> the authenticity of this message by logging into  
> https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/siteoverview and going to the  
> Message Center, where a warning will appear shortly.


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