Sept. 11 rogue AV hits

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Malware authors are leveraging the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to try to infect internet users with rogue anti-virus software, according to researchers at Trend Micro. The cybercrooks are using search-engine optimization tactics so that when a curious user searches for news or information related to the tragedy, they "may find themselves stacked with Google search results that lead to a rogue AV malware," Jessa De La Torre, a threat response engineer, wrote Thursday night on the Trend Malware Blog. Google has said it works hard to ensure the integrity of search results. — DK
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