[LINK] a million links to malware

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Wed Apr 22 18:57:43 AEST 2009


> Google Set To Change Ranking Algorithm
> By Jason Lee Miller - Tue, 04/21/2009 - 17:26
> Blackhat SEO spammers force Google’s hand
> Google is set to make changes to its search ranking algorithm to  
> combat the spate of links leading to malicious web pages appearing  
> at the top of Google’s search results, according to an inside source.
> Malicious Links
> Over the past few months, cybercriminals have been using blackhat  
> SEO techniques to manipulate search rankings. When it first began,  
> they were marginally successful at following Google Trends to find  
> buzzy search queries and elevating a newly created targeted webpage.
> But after a short period of time, these same gangs appear to have  
> become disturbingly effective. Last week, when researching a news  
> story, I found the top five results all led to fake scareware pages.

> A report from security company PandaLabs identified over a million  
> links <http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2009/04/14/seo-blackhatters-target-ford-via-google 
> > targeting malicious webpages ranking for auto part searches.

Kim Holburn
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