No, now that you mention him, even a friend of mine in Pune told me that
Wikipedia had started ads, to which I dared him to show me and in fact made
a bet. He failed to show me when I asked him to, so I took it as a singular
even, perhaps, some sort of mistake he made. However, since other people
have started seeing this, I though I'd tell you that he is not alone.

I'll ask him further details about his net connection and get back to you
guys on this.

On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 7:08 PM, Aditya Sengupta <apsengu...@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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:
>>
>> http://translate.google.co.in/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&u=http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%25C3%25A9dia:Esplanada/geral/Spam_na_Wikipedia,_problema_%2810mar2012%29&ei=TqlcT9fyMs2rrAe468GlDA&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CE4Q7gEwBA&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522ads%2Bnot%2Bby%2Bthis%2Bsite%2522%2Binjection%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3D6zj%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26prmd%3Dimvns
>>
>> 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:
>>>
>>> http://i.imgur.com/dhKyR.jpg
>>>
>>> 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 114.143.88.193 (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 common).
>>>
>>> The link he is directed to when he clicks the ad is this:
>>> http://www.inkfruit.com/combo-landing?utm_source=CMP1002Combo&utm_medium=CPM&utm_content=combobanner&utm_campaign=Combo.
>>> 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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