I just saw that screenshot and remembered, even my friend said, it was by
the same site, inkfruit. Some common issue??

On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 8:12 PM, Debanjan Bandyopadhyay <debast...@gmail.com
> wrote:

> 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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