Firing up Firefox this morning and loading a bookmarked page on the reputable www.anandtech.com tech site brought up a surprise warning:
Clicking on the Why was this page blocked? button provided the following explanation.
What is the current listing status for anandtech.com?
Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this website may harm your computer.
Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.
What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 58 pages that we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 7 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time that Google visited this site was on 2010-03-27, and the last time that suspicious content was found on this site was on 2010-03-27.
Malicious software includes 13 trojan(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 2 new process(es) on the target machine.
1 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including whoiz.shit.la/.
This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS36643 (EICOMM).
Hope Anand and crew get around to cleaning up the site soon.
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