Interesting- a virus that injects ads directly into the DOM.
On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 19:03, Bala Jeyaraman <sodabot...@gmail.com> wrote:
> mostprobably adware in his machine. A smiliar report in portugese
> wikipedia is here:
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 4:57 PM, Aditya Sengupta <apsengu...@gmail.com>wrote:
>> A friend got in touch with me about this. He is currently seeing
>> advertisements on Wikipedia pages (on all pages except the home page). Here
>> is a link to a screenshot:
>> These advertisements were not visible to him when I asked him to check
>> through the secure WM server. These advertisements are also not visible to
>> him on any other web page. To the bottom right of each ad, there is some
>> text that says, "ads not by this site". I've taken a quick look through the
>> page source he forwarded, nothing looks untoward. His right-click menu does
>> not appear when he right-clicks on the ad.
>> He is based out of Mumbai and ISP is "Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Ltd".
>> His IP address is 126.96.36.199 (or was, while he accessed this page; I've
>> since had him change his IP address since I'm sharing this one). I'm not
>> sure if this issue is restricted to Mumbai; since the IP address shows up
>> in Pune when I try to geolocate it (though I understand this is fairly
>> The link he is directed to when he clicks the ad is this:
>> I'm adding this here and copying the founder of Inkfruit since the campaign
>> data in the URL parameters may help identify the problem (also, I'm not
>> sure if Inkfruit is aware of this campaign).
>> I've copied my friend here in case there are further questions he could
>> help answer.
>> Could this be a case of DPI by his ISP, or simply malware on his machine?
>> If it were the former, what would be the legal status of the issue?
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