Innity hosts malware ~ causes JayceOoi.com inaccessible

Err… I noticed JayceOoi.com had been marked as “Reported Attack Page!” early this morning. First thing that I can think of ~ which advertising company is causing the issue? I don’t install anything new lately. So it is not from my side. ADSDAQ from ContextWeb is the first one that I blame. It has past malware record due to its client ad codes redirection. But I doubt it is ADSDAQ that causing the problem because my other blog like this one which is Publishing ADSDAQ Ads does not have issue. However, I disabled it anyway before I went to sleep.

Wake up and still see the issue. Why? Further discovering… Found out that it is caused by Innity Ads.


Innity.net is hosting malicious software

When Google last tested this page, your server returned content that directed the browser to a site that serves malware. Unfortunately, Google could not isolate the malicious code within this page.” This is what I got from Google Webmaster Tools. I removed Innity ad codes. Submitted review request to Google. Waiting is all I can do now…

OpenX Ad Server is widely used by advertising companies. I suspect Innity is using it and did not update to the latest version 2.8.7. The previous version has vulnerability issue and had being compromised. Innity staffs seem to be very busy lately. The July payment is delay again. And has malware technical issue now.

Are your blog / website infected by Innity ads? Will you put Innity ads back after the issue is solved?

  • Oh no. Innity.net is suspected to host malware? I wonder how many publishers are affected…

  • Rhia

    Hi,

    We are aware of the current issue one may be facing with the Innity server and our technical team is working to get this rectified ASAP. If this issue is causing any inconvenience to your website/ the website of anyone you know, we suggest that you temporarily remove our ad scripts until further notification from our end.

    We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused and look forward to your continued support to Innity.

    Regards,
    Yuritna
    (Digital Media Specialist)

  • that’ dangerous

  • Rhia

    The issue has been resolved.For more details,click on http://www.innity.com/announcement/ or you can email us at report-malware@innity.com. Thank you for understanding

  • Wow. Didn’t know ads can be potential malware. Lucky you discover it on time.

  • Jayce, how do you get the warning by Google? They sent you an email? If I put innity ads in adsdaq, can I just set to 0% to display in ads or need to remove them totally.

    • It was sent through Google Webmaster Tools. You need submit and confirm your blog there. Google will send mail if anything happen to your blog.

      Putting 0% will do. But I removed Innity ad codes since the earning is extremely low lately. No point to put them and slow blog down…

      • Rhia

        The problem will be resolved by today – we will send you a notification indicating the same further to which you can activate your ad scripts

  • Rhia

    The problem will be eliminated by today – we will send you a notification indicating the same further to which you can activate your ad scripts

  • Really dunno wat innity is doing…

    IF Innity is running on OpenX server then their team is very irresponsible …
    as a ads agency, they need to make sure their software are clean and always updated.

    13 September 2010, the news about OpenX vulnerability has been published everywhere.
    16 September 2010, OpenX team release patches.
    20 September 2010, they still not yet update …
    and now caused everyone in trouble and spoiled all the publisher’s reputation!

    luckily i didnt put their ads else my site reputation will gone into drain ….
    if ur site has huge number of visitor daily then die kao kao

    • Rhia

      We apologize for the inconvenience caused – this is an external issue and will get resolved today. As of yesterday, Google has indicated that our site is safe now from being reinfected

  • Rhia

    The malware issue has been resolved and the system is free of all threats – you may activate your ad scripts now without any problems and will face no issues uploading your ads as well. For more details, go to http://www.innity.com/announcement/ or you can visit us at http://blog.innity.com/