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Subverted Google Search Sites Lead To Massive Malware Attack In Progress

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#1 quietman7


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Posted 28 November 2007 - 09:32 AM

Trojans, rootkits, password stealers hit users who click on a bad link after a search.

A large-scale, coordinated campaign to steer users toward malware- spewing Web sites from Google and other Internet search engines is under way...Users searching Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Live Search and other engines with any of hundreds of legitimate phrases...will see links near the top of the results listings that lead directly to malicious sites hosting a mountain of malware..."This is huge," said Alex Eckelberry, Sunbelt Software's CEO. "So far we've found 27 different domains, each with up to 1,499 [malicious] pages. That's 40,000 possible pages."...

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 09:36 AM

Posted Image Good news = Google has filtered out these malicious sites from it's indexes
Posted Image Bad news = These malicious sites are still out there on the Internet

Google fixes Malicious redirects to malware sites from it's search results

Posted Image The malicious redirecting sites are still present and folks need to be cautious at all times. The improved filtering should help reduce the likelihood of hostile sites being returned on the 1st few pages of a search.

Google expunges malware sites from search results

QUOTE: Google Inc. has purged its index of the thousands of malware sites that wormed their way into results lists for hundreds of legitimate search phrases, researchers confirmed today.

"They look gone to us," said Alex Eckelberry, the CEO of Sunbelt Software, the company that broke the news Monday of a massive, coordinated campaign by attackers to spread malware through search results on Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Live Search and other sites.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 08:45 PM

I read this morning that Google is pleading with users to notify them if they come across malicious links. Here's an article from the New York Times that shows how low these scumbags will sink.


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