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Hackers poison PCs that Google "March Madness"

 

Cybercriminals have begun poisoning Google search results to misdirect sports fans looking to participate in March Madness festivities, security firms say. Websense has found poisoned "search engine optimization" results mixed in with legit results for Google searches on ?March Madness schedule,? ?March Madness brackets,? and ?2009 NCAA bracket predictions.?

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http://blogs.usatoday.com/technologylive/2...ers-poison.html

 

Search Engine Optimization

SEO poisoning attacks growing

Published: 2008-03-12

 

Online fraudsters have continued to expand their efforts this week to inject iframe attacks into the optimized search results of major Web sites.

http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/701
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