Yet the domains participating in the attacks are known, so there must be a way to block them. Of course I checked the malware filter in Firefox 3 first, yet it didn’t recognize the sites as malicious. It might have been that the sites were too new, yet the information on Google for some of the older domains indicated that these have been scanned and nothing objectionable could be found. Not sure what Google’s scans look at, but I guess they simply have a different focus — the idea is to block sites the user might go to unintentionally rather than malicious Flash objects that could be easily served with ads for example.
I searched for other lists of malicious domains andquickly found oneaggregating multiple sources of information including Dancho Danchev’s blog posts I linked to above. The list is mainly meant forDNSservers, but why not try to use it in Adblock Plus? The script to convert the list was easily written, discussing the matter with the author of the list and finding hosting for the Adblock Plus filter subscription took somewhat longer — but now it is all done.