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NCAA March Madness - Be careful with email and websites

Please be careful of malicious email or websites related to the college basketball playoffs.

March Madness Malware Spreading via Search Results
http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/index.php/2010/03/17/march-madness-malware-spreading-via-search-results/

QUOTE: This is the time of year when basketball fans go online to fill out their bracket selections. While fans are playing with their brackets, hackers are also playing their own game of spamdexing -– manipulating search results to promote, in this case, malware-infected sites. At the time of this posting, top search results for terms such as ncaa bracket and march madness predictions are already poisoned. Five out of the first ten hot searches on Google Trends, with ncaa+bracket+blank taking second place, are being promoted by a network of legitimate sites that were hacked to serve malware.