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Scammers use Ford to drive users to scareware

From The Register (John Leyden)
Scareware scammers are trying to game search engines into promoting crudware sites when a surfer searches for information on Ford cars.

The Ford scareware campaign [pandasecurity.com] features around one million links, all targeting the Ford Motor Company, designed to trick search engines into promoting malicious pages towards the top of search results. Malvertised pages are punting a rogue anti-virus product, called MS AntiSpyware 2009. The malicious application attempts the scare users into buying useless software on the basis of fraudulent scan results that report systems are infected, whether they are or not. Read the full story [theregister.co.uk]

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