Service Sleuth/HSBrands website warning

When I try to go to www.servicesleuth.com or www.hsbrands.com, I get a scary red warning page that says, "The site ahead contains malware!" I am blocked from entering due to "attackers" and the possibility of "viruses." Does anyone know anything about this? When I go to www.mymysteryshop.com, I have no problem accessing the site.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/30/2015 04:42AM by iamloved1.

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I have this too! I have malwarebytes in addition to Norton but the malwarebytes tells me this site is dangerous and blocks my access. I thought it was just me...
I am not convinced that the URL which the OP provided is the correct URL to be using. When I access Service Sleuth, I use [www.mymysteryshop.com] The URL which the OP provided might indeed be a URL created to trap the unwary. OP, where did you come up with that URL? did you decide that that was what the URL should? I get a warning when I tried to go there, but there is no need to use that URL.

Shopping Southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware above the canal, and southwestern NJ since 2008
Interesting, I use the Sassie log on page which starts with "sassieshop.com" Today, this site worked for me without a problem. I am not familiar with "mymysteryshop.com" and did not try it.

I am familiar with HS brands and Mershimer group websites which are a part of a group of three companies of which Service Sleuth is a part. In the past I have accessed these pages without issue. Today, after googling HS Brands I got a similar warning when clicking the link. The forum's link for Service Sleuth also gives a similar warning. Here it is,

"Reported Attack Page!
This web page at www.hsbrands.com has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences. Attack pages try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system. Some attack pages intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners."

That warning also contained a link to answer the question "Why?" Here it is,

"How does built-in Phishing and Malware Protection work?
Firefox contains built-in Phishing and Malware Protection to help keep you safe online. These features will warn you when a page you visit has been reported as a Web Forgery of a legitimate site (sometimes called “phishing” pages), as a source of Unwanted Software or as an Attack Site designed to harm your computer (otherwise known as malware). This feature also warns you if you download files that are detected as malware."

What is going on? I do know that sometimes hackers will attack hijack pages on the internet and install code that infects visitor's computers. The warning is consistent with that behavior after the antivirus and malware companies have been made aware of the problem. What to do? Wait for them to clear up the problem or access it from Sassie. Google "Service Sleuth Sassie log on" or use my bookmarked link to it.

[www.sassieshop.com]

Happily shopping Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut


Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/30/2015 01:36PM by vlade5394.
Vlade - Your URL and the one I provided both go to what looks like the same page. Very interesting.

Shopping Southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware above the canal, and southwestern NJ since 2008
If I go there through Job Slinger Plus, no problem. When I go through Google and not opening the page I see this on the Google Front: HS Brands



www.hsbrands.com/




This site may harm your computer.
If you have been solicited to conduct a wire transfer mystery shop by cashing a cashier's check at your bank, DO NOT cash the check. Please click here, for more ...

Then the next caption of HS Brands also says: "This site my harm your computer" without me even clicking on the link to HS Brands. I wonder if they are aware of this "attack" or whatever it is...
I ran into the same thing yesterday. I called HS and they told me to try a different browser. I was using Chrome so I tried Windows and got on just fine. Today when I started printing paperwork from other ms sites i got a warning from my security that malware had been detected on my computer. I was in Chrome at the time. I dont know if the two things are related but I thought I would put this out there so everyone could be careful.
I get the warning, too (I use Chrome). I've been going in through the Sassie portal, just in case.

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Thanks for the warning

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/30/2015 08:06PM by isaiah58.
Do NOT go to the www.hsbrands.com website. Google has crawled it TODAY and determined that it has been hacked and is now serving up malware without HS Brands knowledge. They need to take the site down until they can clean the server of the malware infection and then report to Google that they have removed the infection and Google will rescan the site and remove it from the block list.

It is still safe to go directly to the Sassie login page to complete shops and apply for them as this is a separate server:

SAFE:
[www.sassieshop.com]

NOT SAFE:
[www.hsbrands.com]

GOOGLE ADVISORY:
[www.google.com]
@ wrote:

Safe Browsing

Diagnostic page for hsbrands.com

What is the current listing status for hsbrands.com?


Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 2 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 28 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 19 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2015-09-30, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2015-09-29.
This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS36351 (SOFTLAYER).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?


Over the past 90 days, hsbrands.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?


No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?


In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

Next steps:
•Return to the previous page.
•If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.

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