So, a group of people have released a list intended to shame persons or companies who advertise with 180 Solutions, a notorious adware firm which has infected at least one of my computers with adware that I have been unable to remove.
A part of me relishes this return to ‘public square’ shaming, a virtual version of imprisoning offenders in that wooden thing that your head and arms are locked into. (No, I don’t know what it’s called.)
At the same time, I don’t hold out much hope. Just look at the list of 180 Solutions cutomers. Not the kind of list that responds well to public campaigns over the internet, are they?
We’ll see what happens. In the meantime Brian Krebs has more.
Update: More from the WaPo here.