Blocked by Chrome: Among many, Twimbos, Zulu Safaris and FNC Websites Contain Malware

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We could not help to notice that Twimbos, The Food and Nutrition Council and Zulu Safaris‘ websites have been temporarily blocked by Google Chrome on a serious count – that they all contain malware. Google Chrome, the world’s leading browser is not allowing access to the websites, which have all been flagged for having active malicious activity in the last 90 days.

Twimbos and Zulu Safari’s websites are hosted by Yo!Africa while the Food and Nutrition Council’s website is hosted by Webdev. The status quo of the websites raises eyebrows to the security of local web servers, containing malicious threats to unsuspecting users.

By definition malware is software used or programmed by cyber-criminal attackers to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. While found in various forms, malware is a general classification of hostile or intrusive software. Malware is only active on javascript enabled browsers.

Part of the Google Safe Browsing Diagnostic report for Twimbos states that:

“What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 3 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 2 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2013-05-17, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2013-05-17.

Malicious software includes 4 exploit(s), 2 trojan(s).”

 

Other browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer are allowing access to the website, which could harm the devices of visitors or even worse, lead to even worse breaches to personal information.

Twimbos is a popular relay for all tweets containing the #twimbos hashtag. Read the full Google Safebrowsing Diagnostic Report here. Diagnostic reports for Food and Nutrition Council, Zulu Safaris and Heal Zimbabwe can be read here.