In the past three weeks I've noticed a dangerous trend while browsing GTA5M on a mobile browser (Chrome for Android specifically.)
It started out as simple fully new-tab pop-up that while highly aggravating and annoying were benign in their capabilities. But over the course of three weeks I've had full page redirects occur, sending me to fake AV pages (ones stylized like Google's 404 page seem to be common but not the only ones), Android system pop-ups declaring massive infection, and on one occasion a page cranked my system's volume to maximum and began ranting "Warning, warning, malware detected," etc.
Just before typing this, a tab I had open had sent me to a fake AV page, and then while typing this very post, another gta5m tab redirected (and brought itself front and center in chrome) to a blank page with a system message declaring I needed to update flash, before attempting to open the Play Store App.
This is unacceptable. I understand the need for advertisement revenue, I really do, but the site's apparent disregard for what ads it hosts opens up its users to attack from what are quite obviously malicious entities. The fact that the ads have in quick fashion escalated from browser pop ups to full redirects, hijacking, and attempted Play Store access means that they are one step away from drive-by downloads - at which point GTA5M will be complicit in infecting its users with malware. And if this starts occurring on desktop pages or ads begin intercepting the mod download links? I can't even begin to lay out the issues that will cause.
This needs to be fixed immediately. I have a screenshot of the flash redirect page but I'm not sure how to upload it from mobile, if some one could advise I'd appreciate it.