Web sites distribute malware via hacked OpenX servers

The vulnerability in the free OpenX ad server made public on Monday is already being actively exploited to distribute malware. According to press reports, a server that provides The Pirate Bay with ad banners was hacked, but browsers that use Google’s Safe Browsing API to reach the site are warned that it has dangerous content.

A similar thing happened to the humoristic site esarcasm.com, and the entertainment portal AfterDawn’s OpenX AdServer also fell victim to an attack. In the latter case, only a few files were damaged, preventing ads from being sent out altogether.

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