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Malware distributors know SEO business well :(

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Friday, October 9, 2009
11 years ago2,148 views

Samoan tsunami, Obama Nobel prize etc. etc.

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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

From the eWeek article:

"Speaking from long-running personal experience, many legitimate news outlets and businesses struggle to master the tricky techniques of search engine optimization in trying to get their content driven to the top of results on Google and other popular engines.

However, the scammers working to publicize infected Web sites, both their own and those they've owned, are having no such issues these days.

Roger Thompson, chief research officer for anti-virus specialists AVG, detailed the high levels of SEO expertise being displayed by such hackers in a recent blog post studying the attempted distribution of malware using headlines based on the recent horrific earthquake in Samoa.
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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

From the Panda Labs blog entry:

" We’ve identified a new Blackhat SEO campaign today which targets President Obama as the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner among a thousand or so other search terms. Clicking on a malicious search result yields the typical Rogueware campaign.
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