Sulit denies malware attack

By: - NewsLab Lead / @MSantosINQ
/ 07:59 PM August 15, 2012

MANILA, Philippines–Popular classified ads website was falsely reported as having malicious software Wednesday, driving away netizens who were surprised by the malware warning they saw upon opening the site.


Around 9 a.m., forum admin posted, “Our engineers have already made the necessary fixes to resolve the issue. In this regard, we wanted to be thorough so that we will be able to completely fix the issue swiftly.”

“We apologize for this unfortunate incident and appreciate your understanding and cooperation.”


Later in the afternoon, the same admin posted that Sulit verified that Google has removed the malware warning messages that appeared when opening the site.

“We have verified that Google has totally lifted the warnings for early this morning but after a few hours, warnings were enabled again for the same issue which we have already fixed earlier,” the admin posted on their forum around 2 p.m.

“As of now, the same warning is being shown when checking our site. Once again, we have to wait for the changes in Google to successfully propagate,” it said.

The admin assured site-goers that there wasn’t any virus in the site that will infect their computers.

“Rest assured that your computers won’t be getting any virus from this. It is just that there is a delay in how Google clears the warnings and propagate to their entire system,” it said.

The admin reiterated their advice to the public again at around 3:49 p.m.

“Please be advised that your computers won’t get any virus when you receive this warning and proceeded to open the site. Our team has already fixed the issue and currently just waiting for Google to clear the warnings to our pages,” their admin posted.


As of 6 p.m., the warning no longer appeared when opening the site.

The forum admin of could not be reached for further comment as of this time.

TOPICS: Google, Internet, malware,
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