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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 14:59:34 -0800

Horrifying!

Is there anything we can do from our side, e.g. include some Javascript
which can detect and disable the malware banner?

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On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 10:11 AM Paulo Santos Perneta <
paulospern...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I seem to recall some OTRS tickets recently sent warning about it. Should
> they be forward to any address in particular, in case they keep coming in?
>
> Paulo
>
> John Bennett <jbenn...@wikimedia.org> escreveu no dia quinta, 24/01/2019
> ид(s) 14:02:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > In order to keep the community informed of threats against Wikimedia
> > projects and users, the Wikimedia Security team has some information to
> > share.
> >
> > Malware installed via pirated contented downloaded from sites such as the
> > Pirate Bay can cause web browsers compromised by the malware to create a
> > fake donation banner for Wikipedia users. While the actual malware is not
> > installed or distributed via Wikipedia, unaware visitors may be confused
> or
> > tricked by it's activities.
> >
> > The malware seeks to trick visitors to Wikipedia by looking like a
> > legitimate Wikipedia banner asking for donations. Once the user clicks on
> > the banner, they are then taken to a portal that leads them to transfer
> > money to a fraudulent bitcoin account that is not controlled by the
> > Foundation.
> >
> > The current version of this malware is only infecting Microsoft Windows
> > users at the time of this notification. To date, the number of people
> > affected is small. The fraudulent accounts have taken approximately $700
> > from infected users. However, we strongly encourage all users to use and
> > update their antivirus software.
> >
> >
> > Additional details and a screenshot of the fake donation banner on can be
> > found at Bleepingcomputer.com. [0]
> >
> > [0]
> >
> >
> https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-movie-file-infects-pc-to-steal-cryptocurrency-poison-google-results/
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > John Bennett
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