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Monday, 3 August 2009

Bad guys go nuts on SiteAdvisor

Presumably in an effort to undo the work done by us good guys, it seems the bad guys are now going absolutely nuts on SiteAdvisor, deliberately mis-rating good sites as bad, and bad sites as good.

This user for example, who rated a slew of malicious sites as bad, and a few good sites (hosts-file.net, mywot.com and err - this blog?) as bad;

http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/search.php?searchid=27722

How do we know who these guys are? Well lets take one random site they rated as good, mcafee-malware.com;


Who is this site? Well, Google had quite a bit to say, that kinda contradicts this user;

http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=http://mcafee-malware.com/&hl=en

Namely:

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 349 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 0 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2009-08-02, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2009-08-02.
Malicious software includes 219 scripting exploit(s).

This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS49314 (NEVAL).

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

Over the past 90 days, mcafee-malware.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?

Yes, this site has hosted malicious software over the past 90 days. It infected 147 domain(s), including waltainfo.com/, celebritysweating.com/, deafindieelephants.com/.


For additional kicks n giggles: Google Diagnostic page for AS49314

mcafee-malware is hosted at 91.212.198.53 (NEVAL - Individual retailer Nevedomskiy A A). Not surprising of course, the CNET, shows it hosts a slew of exploit and other malicious domains, and 91.212. hosts over 800 malicious domains (the history shows over 1000!!), including;

091809.ru
0day33hours.com
1000league.com
1year2months.com
4-open-davinci.com
4pok.cn
57yq57.davtraff.com
7mzkrq.davtraff.com
acollision.com
acousticnail.cn
addedantiviruslive.com
addedantivirusonline.com
addedantiviruspro.com
addedantivirusstore.com
adscene.ir
advancedspl.com
advanced-virusremover2009.com
alltwiyh.org
anchorroofs.com
anti-fish.ir
anti-spyware.ir
antispyware-scannerv3.com
antivirus-2009-ppro.com
ap.clubmillionswow.cn
apprecearlyrock.com
arakhnity.com
arch1day.com
ascertaindiseasepro.cn
atioqe.cn
badrobbots.com
banasmortgageltd.com
bankinggolf.cn
baseupdatecenter.com
best-adultnet.com
bestcountedantivirus.com
bestcover2u.cn
bestcover4u.cn
bestcover4you.cn
bestcoverforyou.cn
bestdefenselive.cn
bestexaminedisease.cn
bestfriskviruslive.cn
bestprotectiononline.cn
best-xxxnet.com
bigcoverlive.cn
bigdefense2u.cn
big-pornnet.com
bigprotectionlive.cn
biztraff.eu
blendlot.cn
blogtransaction.cn
bmt.tw
bookproud.cn
bottleoneexpress.com
bro.tw
buidnote.com
bwgm.schoolh.cn
bxv.peopleopera.cn
cacbuhub.cn
calvinzfunz.com
cameronzfunz.com
camillezfunz.com
candicezfunz.com
cargoex.info
cheapbestgeneric.com
cleverkit.com
clubmillionswow.cn
codoromon.com
cokiran.com
colliders.org
consultingalliance24.com
coqhecup.cn
countedantiviruspro.com
crazysp0rt.cc
crd.tw
currentlywork.com
davtraff.com
delawaregambling.com
designroots.cn
dmr.tw
dollaradmin.ru
dollarpoint.ru
drawingstyle.cn
dreamlitediamond.cn
easyaddedantivirus.com
easybestprotection.cn
easycheckpoisonpro.cn
easyfriskdisease.cn
easyincomeprotection.cn
easypersonalprotection.cn
easyserviceprotection.cn
edcomparison.com
erogayxxx.com
eurosport.com
examineillnesslive.cn
examineillnessstore.cn
examinepoisonstore.cn
exodih.cn
exousyt.cn
fast-scan-your-pcv3.com
feptuaq.cn
fer5woi.ru
fifiyfiyfvio.com
filaaonw1mer.net
financeimprove.cn
fossmossposs.com
freak-vkontakte.net
freak-vkontakte.us
free-antivirus-engine.com
free-antiviruses.com
freeantivirusplus09.com
freecoveronline.cn
freecoverstore.cn
freedefense2u.cn
freedefenseforyou.cn
free-porn-xmovies.com
free-tube-video-central.net
fremoperka.com
friskdiseaselive.cn
fuadrenal.com
furiade.com
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gamblingalabama.com
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gamblingarizona.com
gamblingarkansas.com
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gamblingcolorado.com
gamblingconnecticut.com
gamblingdelaware.com
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gamblingnewjersey.com
gamblingnewmexico.com
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gamblingwashington.com
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gamingutah.com
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gamingwashington.com
gamingwestvirginia.com
gamingwisconsin.com
gamingwyoming.com
getantivirusplus09.com
getantivirusplusnow.com
getcheapgeneric.com
goniont.com
goodknight.info
google-analyze.cn
google-analyze.org
gotbotnet.ru
greatsolforbuz.com
greatsolforbuz1.com
happycoinbox.com
heartdomainer.cn
hikimounttrail.com
homnitell.cn
hondaavto.com
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jaymarkets.cn
k1l3r.ru
kaktotak.net
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lisexin.com
liteauction.cn
litefront.cn
loshadinet.com
makefred.cn
mal-waredoc.com
m-analytics.net
maragoga.net
mcafee-malware.com
melodynew.cn
merielied.cn
molo.tw
montanagambling.com
moskva.fm
mougoalivee.com
movie-loader.net
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musicdomainer.cn
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ns1.eurohost.biz.ua
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ns2.datinglab.net
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odile-marco.com
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online2163.com
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ontest112233311.ru
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pennsylvaniagambling.com
peopleopera.cn
pfgcorp.eu
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protection-centre.com
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securedvirusproscanner.com
share-paint.com
smartantivirusplus09.com
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softwaresense-search.com
soldiersoftware.net
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spfighter.com
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spyware-fight.com
stakeshouse.cn
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sutra2day.com
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tracker.likedevil.com
trafficshop.tw
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video-info.info
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washingtongambling.com
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www.acollision.com
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www.anchorroofs.com
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www.consultingalliance24.com
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www.countedantiviruspro.com
www.crazysp0rt.cc
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www.davtraff.com
www.delawaregambling.com
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www.easyaddedantivirus.com
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www.easypersonalprotection.cn
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www.freak-vkontakte.biz
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www.freedefenseforyou.cn
www.free-porn-xmovies.com
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www.getcheapgeneric.com
www.goniont.com
www.goodknight.info
www.google-analyze.org
www.gotbotnet.ru
www.greatgo.cn
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www.haos-in.ru
www.happycoinbox.com
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www.hondaavto.com
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www.m-analytics.net
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www.mcafee-malware.com
www.merielied.cn
www.molo.tw
www.montanagambling.com
www.moskva.fm
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www.moulitehat.cn
www.movie-loader.net
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www.pcantimalware.com
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www.pennsylvaniagambling.com
www.peopleopera.cn
www.pfgcorp.eu
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www.salireal.com
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www.share-paint.com
www.shotgol.com
www.smartantivirusplus09.com
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www.softwaresense-search.com
www.soulmosp.cn
www.southcarolinagambling.com
www.spfighter.com
www.splo2day.com
www.spyware-fight.com
www.stakeshouse.cn
www.startagplants.com
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www.stopbadwareorg.com
www.suptullog.com
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www.video-info.info
www.vilasse.cn
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www.virus-analysis.com
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www.vkontakte.tc
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www.webo.tw
www.websiteflower.cn
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www.workfuse.cn
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www.wowregister.cn
www.wyominggambling.com
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www.xuyxuyxuy.cn
www.yahoo-analytics.net
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www.yourcheckpoisonpro.cn
www.yourcountedantivirus.com
www.yourfriskdisease.cn
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www.zaupdate.com
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xbpy5s.odmarco.com
xfln.housevisual.cn
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xomeros.com
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xuyxuyxuy.cn
xz.dnspalace.org
yahoo-analytics.net
ycompguard.com
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yourcountedantivirus.com
yourfriskdisease.cn
yourguard4you.cn
yourguardforyou.cn
yourguardonline.cn
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zaupdate.com
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zx.dnspalace.org
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Ref:
http://hosts-file.net/?s=91.212.&view=history
http://hosts-file.net/?s=91.212.&view=matches

You'll no doubt not be surprised to learn, the 91.212.* ranges, are all Russian/Ukranian owned and controlled.

So how do you find the malicious reviewers then? That's an easy one - just look at the good guys pages on SiteAdvisor, for example;

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/winpatrol.com

Where you'll find PhantasimLies2001, or;

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/hosts-file.net

Or ... well, you get the idea. Just some of the fake reviewers we've identified thus far include;

http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=306155 coloradoChris-is-a-Liar
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=306159 Mc-Afee-Allows-Lies
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=306160 Mc-Afee-Allows-Lies2
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=306163 Mc-Afee-sucks
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=306164 Mc-Afee-charged-w-fraud
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=306261 stop-bashers2001
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=306267 sharons-lies
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=306275 Phantasim-lies
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=306276 Phantasim__lies
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=306279 PhantasimLies2001
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=306284 Phantasim-Lies2001y
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=306339 stop-bashers2003
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=306340 stop-bashers2004

Special thanks to the ladies and gents that gave me a heads up!.

Sadly, this is one of the downsides to sites such as SiteAdvisor, MyWot, OpenDNS etc etc etc, that allow user based ratings - they're ripe for abuse.

11 comments:

Belinda said...

Thank you very much for your fantastic support.

Every Internet user should be made aware of the HOSTS file in their very first hour they learn to use a computer.

Thanks again, when can we expect a HpHosts update please ?

Greetings.

MysteryFCM said...

My pleasure :o)

I'm hoping to have an update out by the weekend.

Ayman said...

The bad guys might be someone else, according to this blog.

MysteryFCM said...

That actually appears to be an seperate incident.

Ayman said...

It may well be different. But they are targeting exactly the same people at exactly the same time. And you list exactly the same domains that myWOT does. See their nonsense at mywotscam.com/mywotblog/?p=30 and make sure you read the comments.

MysteryFCM said...

I couldn't help but LOL when I saw this one;

http://mywotscam.com/mywotblog/?p=30#comment-22

Me thinketh someone duth not understand PhishTank's "phishing data".

I'm not even going to bother commenting on the rest.

Not really surprising that it's hosted with Register.com;

http://hosts-file.net/?s=mywotscam.com&wn=1

Ref:
http://hphosts.blogspot.com/2008/09/dear-registercom-stop-spamming-me.html

Unknown2U said...

Wow. Do scammers have nothing better to do than follow around legitimate users and go against them just for the hell of it? Good luck with that grammar too! People just have no gray matter in their heads anymore. You think mcafee would have a better way of stopping this kind of thing.

ThreeStarsWatch said...

I wrote (at least some of) the blog Ayman mentioned but I don't know if there is any connection to this case. No doubt such sites get attacked all the time for various reasons.

I would actually be surprised if Three Stars did not attack SiteAdvisor as well, they are blacklisted there too. If we find any connections we'll make sure to post them.

Yatti420 said...

I use HostsMan to update my hosts file automatically.. Strongly recommended!..

Ayman said...

Aha. But what's this? Interesting link there.

ThreeStarsWatch said...

Heh you're right, it seems they already attacked SiteAdvisor long ago...

This is probably what it was about, and they're not related to Three Stars AFAIK:
http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/usinfosearch.com/postid/?p=2020699