Just when you think the hackers couldn’t get any lower, they plumb new depths.
Cybercriminals hell bent on infecting users with scareware by displaying fake anti-virus scans are hacking legitimate webpages and stuffing them with keywords related to the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States.
Using search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques, the hackers hope to push their poisoned webpages higher up in Google’s search results.
Sophos has discovered a number of such hacked pages in the last 24 hours.
In the below example, the hackers are using the name of Tania Head, a woman who claimed to have been in the Twin Towers when they were hit, but was later found to have fabricated her story.
Sometimes the hackers create brand new webpages (using newly registered domains), filling them with content that they hope will make them more popular in search engine results…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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