ALERT: Malvertizements at foxnews.com - treat all content from adserver.adtechie.net with extreme caution
Malvertizements - lots of them - from adtechie.net. And some are being served via AdMeld.
Here's an interesting snippet for you - as we know from this article's title, malvertizements from adtechie.net via AdMeld have been spotted on Fox news (see Kimberley's report). Guess who is CEO at AdMeld - none other than somebody who is apparently an ex employee of Fox Media Interactive - a Michael Barrett - "who was most recently Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer for Fox Interactive Media. Mr. Barrett has previously held senior level positions at AOL, Yahoo, Disney Online and more over his 25-year career".
Now, I don't have a contact at AdMeld, but I *do* have a contact at Fox... let's see if we can get a dialogue going.
Now, who does Fox Media Interactive own? None other than MySpace - let's hope that they don't share advertising.
adtechie.net was registered on 3 October 2008 via none other than Directi. Their IP is 18.104.22.168 (Germany, Netdirekt E.k - another name appearing more often in association with malvertizement domains).
Let's take a look at WHOIS. The declared Registrant, "SD", apparently owns 294 other domains, and apparently goes by the name of Dietmar Hebels (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The IP range, 212.95.37.% is shared with some charmingly named domains such as pornosupermodels.info, buyrxgeneric.com, cheapgenericrx.com and thegenericpills.com. That alone should raised alarm bells for AdMeld.
The full list of domains:
Adclickmate.net | Sharemaster.ru | Smoomy.com | 123rt.net | Emazzo.com | Iiiosh.com | Info9f.com | Tizz3r.com | Answersaboutall.com | Ask-about-all.com | Findhm.com | Freeforcat.net | Freeforcat.org | Fuksu.net | Hmaxsite.com | Omerka.com | Servala.com | Vhmax.com | Virtul.net | Vuala.net | Zipkinci.com | Buyrxgeneric.com | Cheapgenericrx.com | Genericrxmed.com | Pornosupermodels.info | Thegenericpills.com | Seedtillubleed.com | Kuchnie.pl | Meine-kueche24.at | Meine-kueche24.de | Adtechie.net | Speakers4car.com | Azartgame.in | Aoaue.com | Axer52.com | Iiltt.net | Mtptpp.com | Tztxi.net | Uiui77.com | Mazers.net
Oh yes, the malvertizements from adtechie - here they are. All of them use the encrypted dynamic text trickery that became common with the appearance of malvertizements created using Fuse.
Here is the AdMedl announcement about Michael Barrett.