Closed Bug 721948 Opened 11 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Website ad that spoofs Firefox error message

Categories

(Web Compatibility :: Desktop, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED INVALID

People

(Reporter: caspy77, Unassigned)

Details

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Attached image Screenshot of the ad
I'm unsure where to file this, so hoping it will find the right place.

I was on http://damnyouautocorrect.com and noticed an ad that is essentially attempting to spoof a Firefox error message in an attempt to get users to click.  I have attached a screenshot.
Beyond being deceptive & damaging to Firefox's image, this might also be considered a security issue.

Ultimately, I copied the link of the ad as it was an image: http://adserving.cpxinteractive.com/clk?3,eAGljd1Og0AQhZ-GO9Is-wM0xIutloYUaLGLjd4Y2C6UKj.CWqFP7wLqC3gymUy-mXPGQE5GiAkxtiC2IbYEdgxEIDR5im1TB47jIMsCJjYIxPonjSjdprttdL8.-zadtM4GX-FJOfXoWKP2037j5vEt.JpRXa2X8.TfvgLZ4-9T9S-f8z7SsPMu8eovfROQ56NnBCwffBaR8OLJgLnvwQGQ3THufcbxCzu9BeypDBgn4U-O8t.p-lnKRkNUg66q5NSJ9lpU-YI3fVFJ0SZcFlex4HWp1p3UkLp5lUMjNPRQZG1SCg2aCnXFbUQIgB4SoFgnlLOuFIMWWtqW.Q0yNHAg,

When clicked it took me here: http://www.megaprodownloads.com/
INVALID. No such ads anymore.
Reopen if/when it's happening.
Assignee: english-us → nobody
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Component: English US → Desktop
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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