Malicious Ad Targets Facebook 'Farm Town' PlayersBy eWEEK Staff | Posted 2010-04-13 Email Print
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Think that 'Farm Town' game on Facebook that your users are playing is only hurting productivity? Think again. Facebook "Farm Town" players were hit with a malicious ad and rogue antivirus scam.
Users of the popular Facebook game "Farm Town" were hit with a rogue antivirus scam tied to malicious advertising.
SlashKey, the developer behind "Farm Town," issued a warning about the malware scam, which drew hundreds of comments to its user forum. According to findings posted here by researcher Sandi Hardmeier, the ad in question was a banner advertisement for greeting cards. If it is displayed, the user is redirected to various sites and eventually lands on one pushing rogue antivirus.