Saturday, 15 December 2007

Ipower accounts spread malware

Source: The Register

Another sophisticated and industrial-scale scheme for spreading malware has been uncovered. This one involved the compromise of thousands of web-hosting accounts at provider "ipowerweb.com", which were used to stealthily game Google search results on certain popular search terms, and then redirect visitors to malware-laden sites. The redirects only happened where visitors clicked through from Google: direct investigation of the links prompted a "404" response. (This stealth technique has been seen before: see this blog entry.)

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