Thursday, November 29, 2007

Google Under Attack!

Hackers hijack web search results;
A huge campaign to poison web searches and trick people into visiting malicious websites has been thwarted.

The booby-trapped websites came up in search results for search terms such as "Christmas gifts" and "hospice".

Windows users falling for the trick risked having their machine hijacked and personal information plundered.

The criminals poisoned search results using thousands of domains set up to convince search index software they were serious sources of information.

Porn back on site? Oh, this is not good
Massive amounts of malware redirects in searches

You Better Watch Out, Xmas Web Threats Come to Town
Adult Sex Finder Finds Propagation Partners
On Malicious Web Sites from Google Searches

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