DON'T PANIC -- Regarding "Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!"
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.
I don't, but the google warning popped up immediately in my firefox. Google has it's fingers in EVERY pie on the net.
We don't know that it was only a windows virus. Macs are perfectly capable of getting viruses as well, especially now that they're becoming more widely used. The only really safe systems are linux.
If you use most browsers you get the warnings.
What happened when Google visited this site?
Malicious software includes 2 trojan(s), 2 exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 7 new process(es) on the target machine.
Malicious software is hosted on 5 domain(s), including lyric.lflink.com/, smilingcosmos.com.ar/, darkn3ss.com/.
3 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including lyric.lflink.com/, mmo-champion.com/, coolfinancial.com/.
This site was hosted on 2 network(s) including AS19271 (PEAK10), AS15169 (Google Internet Backbone).
Successful infection resulted in an average of 7 new process(es) on the target machine.
So.. windows users look for new processes on task manager (ctrl+alt+del) and kill them.
Yeah, right, use Ubuntu, everything else is just too mainstream...
Mobile Chrome and Firefox also do the same...
DEATH TO THE MALWARE.
of course they can. A pacemaker can get a virus...
Definitely. Even more scared than when I'm exploring a new cave only to suddenly hear a "ssssssssssss" hissing sound coming from the creeper that creeped up from behind me and I suddenly see standing right next to me... BOOOM!! hehe
Yeah it was THAT scary, I swear to Steve.
Translation: "OH JUST SHUT UP!!!"