[Dshield] RPC exploit popup ad

Mark Squire msquire at lagraphico.com
Fri Aug 15 00:05:14 GMT 2003

We got hit by that one too.  Took them out for hours.  (-:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Hardin [mailto:johnh at aproposretail.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 4:26 PM
> To: DShield mailing list
> Subject: [Dshield] RPC exploit popup ad
> All:
> One of my users just stumbled across a popup ad on MSN that 
> blanked the screen and displayed a somewhat convincing "RPC 
> failure, shutting down in X seconds" countdown timer. The 
> only thing that somewhat mitigated the panic was a "click 
> here" link in small type.
> Advertisers are scum.
> Here's the page if anybody's interested:

John Hardin  KA7OHZ                           
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