[menog] strange redirect with news site

Richard Barnes richard.barnes at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 15:00:40 GMT 2009

I can confirm that the same thing is happening from the US (Maryland).

I got the same redirect after clicking the one Ha'aretz link on the
front page of news.google.ca (the second or third time), but haven't
been able to observe it since to collect any more information.


On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 6:37 AM, Jim Mercer<jim at reptiles.org> wrote:
> political issues aside,
> when cruising news using http://news.google.ca, i occasion upon various
> stories at http://www.haaretz.com
> several times now, even though the google news URL is for www.haaretz.com,
> i find myself redirected to some scammer website "your PC may be infected
> with a virus, scan now?"
> not just as a pop-up, but an actual full redirect of the news page.
> doesn't seem to happen the second time i access the link from news.google.ca.
> dunno if anyone here has contacts with haaretz.com, but this has the potential
> to infect PCs.
> --
> Jim Mercer        jim at reptiles.org        +971 55 410-5633
> "I'm Prime Minister of Canada, I live here and I'm going to take a leak."
>   - Lester Pearson in 1967, during a meeting between himself and
>    President Lyndon Johnson, whose Secret Service detail had taken over
>    Pearson's cottage retreat.  At one point, a Johnson guard asked
>    Pearson, "Who are you and where are you going?"

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