Skip to comments.Federal forms themed blackhat SEO campaign serving scareware
Posted on 08/06/2009 6:09:23 PM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "An ongoing blackhat SEO (search engine optimization) campaign is actively hijacking a variety of U.S Federal Forms keywords in an attempt to serve the Personal Antivirus (Trojan.Win32.FakeXPA) scareware."
SNIPPET: "Disruption of the campaign is in progress."
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 06, 2009
“Blackhat SEO Campaign Hijacks U.S Federal Form Keywords, Serves Scareware”
SNIPPET: “During the past 24 hours, a blackhat SEO campaign has been hijacking U.S Federal Forms related keywords in an attempt to serve scareware.
What’s particularly interesting about the campaign is that the Ukrainian fan club behind it — you didn’t even think for a second that there’s no connection with their previous campaigns, did you? — are using basic segmentation principles since the tax form keywords poisoning is attempting to hijack U.S traffic. Evasive practices are also in place through the usual http referrer check, which would only serve the scareware if the visitor is coming from Google.com, if not a 404 error message will appear.”
MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
“U.S Federal Forms Blackhat SEO Themed Scareware Campaign Expanding”
Posted by Dancho Danchev
(August 10, 2009)
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