Sat, Sep 5 2009 5:31
Labor Day Sale-Related SEO Poisoning Leads to Rogue Antivirus
Websense Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker Network has detected that Google
searches on terms related to Labor Day sales return results that lead
to rogue antivirus software. Labor Day is one of the biggest holidays
observed in the US each year. Retail sales events held during this
weekend are some of the most anticipated throughout the country.
Google is used to search for terms related to Labor Day sales,
malicious URLs as high as the first result are returned. Upon clicking
Web site advising them that their machine is infected with viruses. It
then proceeds to offer free (rogue/fake) AV software. AOL and ASK.com
are also affected in a similar way.
Filed under: Alerts