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DON'T PANIC -- Regarding "Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!"


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#1

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

Earlier today, Curse was notified by Google that there was a known malicious script being served though some of our sites. Upon further inspection, Curse has determined the script was being served through ad placements from a 3rd party.  These ads were being served as they normally would; however, due to a security breach at the 3rd party, a malicious JS (Javascript) was being served that was put in their passback system.

We have managed to identify the 3rd party, who is well known to be trusted, as the source of the script. They have been contacted about the compromise, and have removed the malicious script being served to not only Curse, but possibly everyone with whom they work.  They are still investigating the breach.

Curse takes security extremely seriously, and has removed all 3rd party ad partners until the investigation is complete.  We will keep you informed of the outcome of this investigation.  In the meantime, we recommend you run a malware scan on your computer.  You can run a free scan at http://www.malwarebytes.org/.  We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

At no time was any information in our databases compromised - your logins, user info, and all other personal information is safe and sound!  We will continue to monitor the situation, just to be on the safe side.

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#2

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

Mine looks a bit different.
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

View PostWhatcreeper?, on 01 November 2012 - 04:18 PM, said:

Mine looks a bit different.
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Yeah, Firefox has their own version of the page. They (google, mozilla) all seed from the same database.

#4

VCtheDerp

Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

Oh I got scared it was just me that had the problem.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

Set off every security plugin on my computer dude o_o
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

Thanks citric :D


View PostVC44, on 01 November 2012 - 04:22 PM, said:

Oh I got scared it was just me that had the problem.

Me too O_o

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

I had to bypass it in order to get in here and see what this thread said.

Hopefully this issue gets fixed. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go load up Spybot to make sure nothing bad happened to my computer.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:42 PM

Thank goodness I'm not the only one having this problem.
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

I was just about to post a topic about it, then I saw this one, so thanks ^_^
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Have I helped you? If I have why not help me back and hit the Posted Image down below? :D


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

View PostTaizz, on 01 November 2012 - 04:47 PM, said:

I was just about to post a topic about it, then I saw this one, so thanks Posted Image
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Same, using chrome too.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

Let's all pray.
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

FIrefox does it too. No clue how Google got their hands into Firefox...

"Yes, I trust this site, now, would you please just GET ME TO THE PAGE!!!"

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

View Postwarchicken, on 01 November 2012 - 04:56 PM, said:

Let's all pray.

I'd rather do something constructive.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

View PostAntrol, on 01 November 2012 - 05:18 PM, said:



I'd rather do something constructive.

I'll grab my voodoo dolls.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:20 PM

It keeps popping up and it is annoying me. A lot.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

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View PostSpongeBlock, on 01 November 2012 - 05:20 PM, said:

It keeps popping up and it is annoying me. A lot.

Sorry :( :( :(

The advert team are working their hearts out to fix the issue! Here is a recreation of the scene in the curse office performed by Jim Carrey:

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

Google Safebrowsing in VirusTotal detects malware.

http://www.minecraft.../7-forum-games/
https://www.virustot...sis/1351790536/

#18

JackTDawson

Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

Just sayin.....

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:35 PM

i like how you made it a Clear topic (pink :P ) when searching "malware" on the forums lol ;)
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:38 PM

Why does Ubuntu + Firefox do it too? It's not as if I can get Windows viruses...
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Silly Firefox...

It even changes the bookmark icon too(!)

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