Michelle ‘Bombshell’ McGee pictures lead to malware

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The internet is ablaze with gossip about the state of Sandra Bullock’s marriage to Jesse James, after it was alleged that the Oscar winner’s husband was having an affair with tattoo model Michelle “Bombshell” McGee.

With such a hot trending story, it’s no surprise that hackers have not been slowcoaches in exploiting the interest to their own advantage, taking the opportunity to spread their attacks disguised as content related to the breaking news.

Sure enough, we are seeing web pages appearing high in search results – through the hackers use of search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques – which point to dangerous webpages.

In the following pictured example, the pages appear on the first page of results if you search for content related to Michelle McGee.

It isn’t just pages about the tattoo-ridden McGee that are dangerous though. There are also…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.