Image of the Day: SEO Poisoning

Today’s Image of the Day comes from web security firm Imperva, who’ve crafted an infographic to accompany their monthly Hacker Intelligence Initiative report on search engine poisoning (SEP).

Today’s Image of the Day comes from web security firm Imperva, who’ve crafted an infographic to accompany their monthly Hacker Intelligence Initiative report on search engine poisoning (SEP).

We’ve seen before how attackers continue to poison SEO to thwart search engine algorithms. To increase their rankings with Google and other sites and redirect users to a XSS-infected site, attackers taint search results with popular terms. Attackers are showing no signs of slowing down as a report from Websense last year showed that SEO-related malware Web sites appeared in almost a quarter of all search results.

Imperva breaks down such a similar, SEO poisoning campaign below, providing a step by step analysis of a SEP attack.

SEO poisoning

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