Cookie-Stuffing Targeting ShopNBC.com
Cookie-Stuffing Targeting Major Affiliate Merchants - Ben Edelman
This page reports cookie-stuffing by ultimatecoupons.com and webbuyingguide.com, targeting shopnbc.com. In my testing, this is but one of many affiilate web sites targeting this and other merchants.
As of November 4, the http://www.ultimatecoupons.com/coupons/shopnbc_coupons.htm page was #13 in Google results for "shopnbc coupons" (without quotes). This URL immediately redirects users to http://www.webbuyingguide.com/coupons/shopnbc_coupons.htm. This latter URL includes the following IFRAME, which opens a CJ BFAST tracking link in a hidden window:
<IFRAME src="http://service.bfast.com/bfast/click?bfmid=37920089&siteid=38954339&bfpage=clearance_text_links" width="1" height="1" scrolling="auto" frameborder="0"></IFRAME>
I captured the resulting on-screen display in a video (WindowsMedia format, view in Full Screen mode). I also preserved a full packet log of these findings.