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Sorry all – ad servers hacked?

Hi folks,

Just a quick note to say thanks to all of the Ferret readers who have reported the problems with a trojan attack on the site.

Right now it looks as though some nasty types have compromised the ad server service I’ve been trying out on the site and that’s caused all the commotion. We’ve not been able to find anything compromised with the actual Ferret site code at all.

I’ve now pulled all the 3rd party ads (apart from Adsense) with extreme prejudice until someone somewhere sorts out the issues. We’re still investigating and hopefully we’ll get things back to ship-shape really soon. If anyone still sees anything nasty, please let me know and we’ll add it to the intelligence.

Massive apologies to everyone. We generally have huge fun blogging to the world, this is one of those, thankfully very rare, times when it’s not so much.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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