During the second half of the 1990s, there were several dozen websites where you could get free web space to host your own websites. Maximum disk space was only 10 to 50 MB those days. There was no AdSense. There was no pharmacy spam. People largely wanted to express themselves or test their HTML knowledge by having their own webpages.
Look at where we are now. The Internet is filled with content like fake online pharmacy stores, online gambling, pornography, debt consolidation... Except a few including Google, ad companies don't accept applications from websites with a daily numbere of visitors less than 1,000. Google basically admints anyone into AdSense regardless of traffic amount as long as one doesn't have a bad click fraud history. Partly because of Google's AdSense, there are casual webmasters here and there who seek ad money these days. These websites are called MFA (Made for AdSense).
Things are now different from where we were two or three years ago. These days, cyber criminals embed malicious codes in Google's ads. Last January, we reported an ongoing redirection problem at a popular greeting card website. In those reports, fake Google ads were suspected of redirecting Internet users to the fake malware scan website hosted at malware-scan.com. (Click here for more information.) You may remember a series of reports concerning a fake malware scan website involving DotTune's Flash banner. (Click here for more information.) MonsterMarketPlace.com's rich media banner was also suspected of redirecting Internet users to a fake anti-virus website. (Click here for more information.) in August, 2007.
Anyway, this section does not merely show a list of free web hosting websites which cyber criminals exploit. Rather, we intend to periodically introduce popular free hosting websites that cyber criminals use to host their spam content. It's a list of unattended, unregulated free hosting websites. We advise Internet users to avoid webpages hosted at these free hosting websites only because you don't know what happens upon visit. You might get redirected to a different website. You might get infected with a computer virus. Hey, who knows?