January 30, 2008

Hackers rig Google to deliver malware

Last November Hackers (the internet bad guys) loaded more than 40,000 Web pages with malicious codes and thousands of common search terms. They used botnets ( the network of infected computers) to elavate their search status, this caused search results to list infected Web pages on top. These infected pages contains no useful information, however, a click on this link would launch an attack.

The attack marks a new level of sophistication, using multiple techniques to raise site visibility in search results and deliver malware to a mass audience.

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