Intermarkets Refutes Allegations of Viruses on the Drudge Report

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Allegations of malicious software distributed through ads on the site are proven false

All of the ads we run are continuously scanned for viruses, and we immediately investigated and found no viruses or malware in any of the ads we are running on the Drudge Report or our other sites

Intermarkets, Inc. announces that recent allegations that malicious software, such as computer viruses or “malware,” is being distributed through the advertisements on the Drudge Report are false. Intermarkets is the advertising sales management firm for DrudgeReport.com, and manages all aspects of advertising on the site.

“All of the ads we run are continuously scanned for viruses, and we immediately investigated and found no viruses or malware in any of the ads we are running on the Drudge Report or our other sites,” said Will Trommelen, Intermarkets’ Chief Operating Officer. “We did not receive any complaints from visitors to any of our client sites,” he continued. “We also immediately responded to official inquiries regarding the matter, providing the results of our investigation.”

Advertisements delivered on the Drudge Report and other Intermarkets publisher sites are continuously monitored for malicious software. Additionally, the ads can be checked again if there is a complaint about the ads.

Intermarkets is one of the nation’s leading and oldest online advertising sales management companies, and serves more than three billion online advertisements every month. For more than a decade, the company has been a leader in the industry in providing services and support to Web site publishers. The company utilizes a number of tools, protocols, and security measures to ensure that the advertisements running on the sites in the company’s portfolio are free from malicious software.

The non-partisan independent company takes security concerns very seriously and has a policy to immediately respond to inquiries in these matters, utilizing the firm’s round-the-clock team of experts and third-party services.

“Malicious software is usually spread through sophisticated means, and it can be very difficult to trace the source,” Trommelen said. “Using our technology tools, we’re able to effectively and efficiently research the advertisements,” he concluded. “The best action to take is to always keep your Internet security software up-to-date, no matter which sites you visit.”

About Intermarkets
Intermarkets, Inc. is the nation’s leading independent advertising sales management firm for Web site publishers. Serving more than three billion ads every month and reaching more than 2.5 million people every day, Intermarkets provides publishers and advertisers with a wide range of services, including advertising sales, media buying, custom content, software, ad serving and more. The privately held company is based in Vienna, Virginia.

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