Is eBay Malware and Exploits Infecting Other Websites

I was just looking at Google’s eBay safe browsing report. I’m no malware expert, but it appears if you just happen to land on one of those infected pages you will get infected too. Wonder if this had anything to do with this eBay Top Rated Seller that lost $8500 buying a car on eBay Motors?

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Diagnostic page for ebay.com

What is the current listing status for ebay.com?
This site is not currently listed as suspicious.
Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 134 time(s) over the past 90 days.
What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 73000 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 314 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2013-02-01, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2013-01-31.Malicious software includes 7 exploit(s).
Malicious software is hosted on 144 domain(s).
This site was hosted on 41 network(s) including AS11643 (EBAY), AS4436 (AS), AS20940 (AKAMAI).
Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, ebay.com appeared to function as an intermediary for the infection of 3 site(s).
Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

Former eBay Motors PowerSeller and retired licensed Florida used car dealer with over 40 years experience in the business blogs about eBay. He shares helpful advice for motor vehicle buyers and sellers. Have questions or need help? Ask Doc!

3 comments

  • Many of this may be false positive. Although having your anti-virus always ON is a must now days. Even some reputable sites such as CNN get attack by cyber pirates. Always watch and check the site status under Google over and over.

    • Bryon, I think Google would be accurate.

      They have the best threat detection algorithm in the business.

      But thanks for your comment.

  • Anonymous1110

    Keep your eyes on paypal safe browsing report as well. Remember their policie are to blame the users, so best to avoid both. (same company) Millions of victims going back years.

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