Thursday, 29 November 2007

Stealth defacement for SEO

Source: vnunet.com

Al Gore's "Climate Crisis" website has suffered "stealth defacement" (malicious modification not visible to the average viewer) for the purposes of boosting the search rank of spammers' pharmaceutical websites. We have seen this technique used to incorporate IFRAMEs which include browser exploits; this is the first notable instance of defacement as a means to boost search ranks.

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