Architecture, Network security, Threats, Malware

Sept. 11 rogue AV hits

September 11, 2009
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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