Rogue AV Scam Targets Google PageRank

An ongoing attack on Google users is sending victims to rogue anti-virus software sites, researchers said this week.
The attack takes advantage of Google’s page-ranking feature, according to researchers at eSoft’s Threat Prevention Team. The scam works like this: An attacker hacks a site, but instead of embedding exploits on the hacked site, they put links to other websites to boost rankings for malicious sites, and Google users in particular seem to be the targets. Read the full story [scmagazineus.com]

An ongoing attack on Google users is sending victims to rogue anti-virus software sites, researchers said this week.

The attack takes advantage of Google’s page-ranking feature, according to researchers at eSoft’s Threat Prevention Team. The scam works like this: An attacker hacks a site, but instead of embedding exploits on the hacked site, they put links to other websites to boost rankings for malicious sites, and Google users in particular seem to be the targets. Read the full story [scmagazineus.com]

 

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