Mon, Jul 27 2009 16:12
Rumors of Emma Watson's Death Leading to Rogue AV Sites
Websense Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network has discovered that a
rumor claiming that the actress Emma Watson, made famous by the Harry
Potter series of movies, died on the scene of a fatal car collision is
spreading rogue AV sites on the Internet. The rumor itself is spreading
rapidly through social networks such as Twitter.
have targeted the Google search engine via the Search Engine
Optimization (SEO) poisoning technique: when a user searches for terms
related to Emma Watson's death, the fake AV sites are returned as high
as the fifth result on Google.
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