This is just what happened to Perl.com a few days ago.
Visitors to Perl.com, the O’Reilly Media-owned resource, were redirected on 17th of January to a link farm pushing p*rn sites.
Geeks who hit the site were sent to grepblogs-dot-net, a site that offers links to live adult webcams, erotic blogs and adult erotic fiction, among other things. Closing the Internet Explorer browser window that contains the site caused another link farm of dubious links to open, from a site called cnomy-dot-com. It carries more p*rno links and banner ads claiming visitors have won a free iPod.
“I was aghast,” said Tom Christiansen, author of many of the most popular Perl reference books. “I need to understand the nature of the problem.”
Odd that the name of the p*rn site is pretty geeky too, grep blog? Doesn’t sound like your run of the mile adult webcam directory right?
I guess spammers and getting more clued in, targeting a Perl site..using a geeky blog name – pretty smart.
Of course not using Internet
Exploder Explorer also goes a long way.
Source: The Register
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