Malicious banner advertisement at National Geographic??
Somebody using the pseudonym MWT has posted a comment warning that he was hit by a banner advertisement redirect when browing a National Geographic article.
Note that he was using Opera at the time (his name is a link to a screenshot of the redirect).
I also have screenshots of such malware redirects affecting Firefox, and Firefox on a MAC, and that is a worry because these advertising campaigns rely as much on social engineering as they do exploits, and its only a small step to change from redirecting to a fake security software site to redirecting to a site that has been compromised by MPACK or equivalent - and remember, MPACK targets exploits that affect IE, Firefox *AND* Opera.
This is absolutely essential that such advertisements are shut down as soon as they are discovered. I'm off to the National Geographic site now to try and capture evidence of the redirect.
If any of my gentle readers want to help out, you'll see a link to Fiddlercap, and a link to a Macromedia page that will flush out cached Flash data, in the News pane to left of screen. If you manage to capture a redirect affecting National Geographic, please contact me using the Contact link at top of screen.
More later if I find anything.