After being the most visited website in USA, MySpace starts having trouble.
When you have one million visitors every day the problems tend to appear. The solutions you find and the prevention counts a lot.
This is something that MySpace has to learn.
According to iDefense, an analyst at security from that company found a banner ad posted by a website called deckoutyourdeck.com and exploited a flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser which caused users to visit a number of web sites and download adware and spyware.
This flaw exploited by the ad was patched by Microsoft in January, but not all the people that are using Internet Explorer are taking care to patch their computers. Anyway, the ad used this flaw to allow a Trojan horse to be downloaded through a WMF image. This way, once the user clicked on the ad its computer becomes infected and it was receiving pop-ups and spam not to mention that his Internet activity was monitored.
We are still waiting for a statement from MySpace how such a thing could happen to one of the largest websites. How can a ad containing malware, spyware and probably viruses can exist on their website.
Until then, keep our computers safe.