Popular RPG site EN World is currently down, offline due to malware, but closed on purpose.
Malware warnings happen to blogs and forums all the time. It’s a sad fact of the internet. Sometimes they’re false positives too. In this case, Morrus and team have done the very safe thing and taken the site offline while they investigte the issue.
Just a repeat, folks – we know about malware warnings on EN World.That’s why we closed the site.No need to email/tweet/fb us – thanks!
— EN World (@Morrus) December 2, 2012
Geek Native pays (and recommends) the WordPress service Sucuri to ensure this blogger gets an alert when there’s something to investigate. Most of the time a page has failed to load and that’s triggered an investigation. Sucuri can currently find no problem with EN World but it’s worth noting that Sucuri specialises on blogs, especially WordPress, and EN World is a forum.
Google’s diagnostic tool says they’re concerned about EN World because of a number of scripts pn the site may be injecting malicious software to visitors. In fact, there are a total of 26 suspect scripts and some 11 domains of concern including digitalspointsstorys.net, siteblogmethods.net/ and highmoonmedia.com/.
One common point of attack are through the adverts sites like EN World must run in order to stay up. The worry is that some RPG advertisers are affected. This may be the case for Highmoon Media Productions.
In any case, EN World and Morrus are on the case and have made the big decision to close the site until any danger passes.
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