Standardmedia.co.ke Website is Attack Page..go there at your own risk

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What do you do when you visit the whole Standard online site and you are  met with the following vampire? I tell you run run run for the dear life of your computer….

attacked Standard site

attacked Standard site

Run..not so fast if you are somehow curious  like me. Click on Why was this page blocked?

Get a full page of information from Google..:

Safe Browsing

Diagnostic page for standardmedia.co.ke

What is the current listing status for standardmedia.co.ke?

Site is listed as suspicious – visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 3 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 422 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 85 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2010-11-03, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2010-11-03.Malicious software includes 2 trojan(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 5 new process(es) on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 1 domain(s), including waipdns.ru/.

This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS29791 (VOXEL).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, standardmedia.co.ke appeared to function as an intermediary for the infection of 3 site(s) including kennedytz.blogspot.com/, kenyastar.com/, eastandard.net/.

Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?

In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

Next steps:

So why is this happening to big companies like Standard Media..by the way even Government of Kenya ‘s websites?

The basic explanation is that we got fast internet in Kenya  but nobody invested or investing in security, people still think it is business as usual. No kidding here ,ask my friend Idd Salim about hacking going around and you will understand the full scale of the security challenges facing most companies. The big problem is, most of them don’t know that. I guess even Standard Media might have no idea that their website is …. a horror movie

What is your opinion on the topic?
Kennedy Kachwanya
Lead Blogger at Kachwanya.com
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Kennedy Kachwanya is a technology blogger interested in mobile phones both smart and dumb, mobile apps, mobile money, social media, startups ecosystem and digital Savannah. New media must not forget the strength of old tech.
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