Friday, January 15, 2010

Haiti earthquake themed blackhat SEO campaigns serving scareware | Zero Day | ZDNet.com

Evil beyond words

Cybercriminals quickly mobilized following the news of a massive earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday, by introducing several hundred compromised domains embedded with bogus blackhat seo (search engine optimization) content related to Red Cross donations and general Haiti earthquake relief information.

The sites are already appearing within the first 10 search results on Google, and upon clicking on them the user is redirected to one of the most profitable monetization tactic (FBI: Scareware distributors stole $150M) that scammers use these days - scareware also known as rogueware.

Haiti earthquake themed blackhat SEO campaigns serving scareware | Zero Day | ZDNet.com

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