Thursday, June 14, 2012

Scribd and Comodo Backup used in site redirection scam

Dancho Danchev has an important story on the Webroot Threat Blog about the abuse of Scribd, a site that I have often linked to show PDF's of opinions on court cases.  Cybercriminals are monetizing their activity by redirecting Scribd requests to those of affiliated networks that pay for clicks, usually for "adult" ads, possibly outrightly illegal (as with minors).  Some of the malware is hosted by Comodo Backup.

The link for the story is here.  Webroot tweeted the story Thursday.

Comodo Backup is reviewed by CNET here. Comodo is another major security vendor. In music, "Comodo" means "comfortable". 

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