Tuesday, July 29, 2008

CHECKING OUT AN AGENCY

I was checking out the previous adoption agency, Buckner International. I went to the COA website.

Here is the message that I received:

Reported Attack Site!

This web site at www.coanet.org has been reported as an attack site and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

Attack sites try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.

Some attack sites intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners.

What this message means:

What is the current listing status for www.coanet.org/front3/?

Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site 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 5 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 5 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 07/27/2008, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 07/27/2008.

Malicious software includes 5 scripting exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 0 new processes on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 1 domain(s), including verynx.cn.

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, www.coanet.org/front3/ did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?

In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

Next steps:

Now I am sitting back laughing my big butt off. Oops!!!!!! I wonder what happened.



2 comments:

bob said...

A lot of sites are getting flagged with this message now. A "this website may harm your computer" message doesn't have to be the end of the world though. There are web security solutions organizations can use to at least minimize the risk to their visitors. The trick for these organizations (like the adoption agency, in this case) is to fix the sites quickly before all traffic from visitors like yourself drops off a cliff.

KITE KAMP GIRL said...

Bob,
Trust me the COA would love it if I dropped off a cliff. They don't like it when I post about an adoption agency. It usually includes negative arguments about them as well.