Oxfam impersonated by Errorsafe pimps

Oxfam does fantastic work - in fact several people received "Oxfam Unwrapped" gift cards from me for Christmas (donations on their behalf) - and it makes me FURIOUS to see Oxfam's good name taken advantage of, and a malicious advertisement featuring their name used as a conduit to fraudware.

I received a sample SWF today, an advertisement touting Oxfam - screenshots below.

An examination of the internal code reveals:

www.errorsafe.com/pages/scanner/index.php?aid=50ftf0rm&lid=sw23&ax=1&ed=2, __self.str, _root.c4.color(14688422)

which redirects to:

errorsafe.com/download/2007/index.php

Y'know, I already do all I can to track down, and shut down, the bastards behind malicious banner advertisements.  I promise you this, if there is one thing that the criminals can do to make me even more determined to chase them to the ends of the earth, it is to do something like impersonating Oxfam.

 

image

image

image

Comments

# re: Oxfam impersonated by Errorsafe pimps

Monday, March 03, 2008 9:26 PM by Joseph

"Y'know, I already do all I can to track down, and shut down, the bastards behind malicious banner advertisements.  I promise you this, if there is one thing that the criminals can do to make me even more determined to chase them to the ends of the earth, it is to do something like impersonating Oxfam."

Well, don't talk to me, 'cause I have no idea who these people are.

:o)

P.S. Hope you are well, good to see you're still in the game (even if it is just you).