Webroot threat advisory.

Position:Security News and Products - Webroot to announce new technique to protect hackers to lure users to fake blog sites containing malware - Brief article

Webroot have announced that it has detected a new technique being used by hackers to lure PC users to fake blog sites containing malware.

"For the first time, hackers are capitalising on the top news stories from Google Trends Labs, which lists the day's most frequently searched topics, which can include news of the Wall Street bail out or the presidential campaign," said Webroot. "These highly relevant news stories and videos are being posted to the hackers' fake blogs to increase the site's Google search rankings."

These fraudulent blogs contain several video links about the news story for which the users were originally searching. Once a user clicks on one of the video links, they are prompted to download a video codec that downloads a rogue antispyware program designed...

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