Saturday, 10 October 2009

Malware Distributors Mastering News SEO

Source: eWeek Security Watch

This particular problem has been on the rise for a while, but this article provides a useful snapshot of the status quo. Malware authors, particularly fake antivirus peddlers, are using Search Engine Optimisation techniques (SEO) to place their wares high on the search results for breaking news stories such as the recent Samoan Tsunami. These techniques are proving quite powerful, giving the miscreants "five or six of the top ten results on the Google search results page".

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