Blackhat SEO fuels rogue security campaign

In our previous post, we looked at SEO being used by cyber-crooks to distribute malware – especially fake antivirus. In this post we look at a specific example of this happening: Rogue Anti-Malware from Pandora Software.

Blackhat SEO is a method used by criminals to trick search engines into displaying their content ahead of other legitimate sites. You can learn more about it here. Below is an example of one of hijacked searches:

Accessing the link redirects the victim to the rogue anti-malware site, which then prompts the user to download and install the malicious software like below:

Sample hijacked search terms include the following:

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Body Aches All Over And Extreme Fatigue
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Free Online Scan Malware
Proxy Which Allows Java
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Swollen Lymph Nodes And Dry Cough
How To Write Law In Graffiti
Index Of Best Songs
Keys Of Digi Tv
Free Space Crafts For Preschoolers
Execution Of Women Video
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Facebook Skins Free
Ear Infections And Sore Muscles

Post by Sean-Paul Correll, PandaLabs.

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