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    Exclamation Why is my redirect page being maliciously used by someone else?

    Hi,

    I have a "You are leaving the site XYZ and being redirected to othersite.com. Press here to proceed" and it will then go to http://XYZ.com/redirect.aspx?link=othersite.com which will redirect to that site.

    Looking at my log, I see that someone is using the page to redirect to other random sites.

    GET /redirect.aspx?link=https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naija-Videos/328080844052483 HTTP/1.1" 200 716 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0"

    I know that there are other ways to accomplish a redirect like this and I welcome some ideas but my real question is why are they doing this?

    Any idea what they can they gain from doing this?

    Thanks,

    Steve

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    Referer spam in all likelihood.

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