[LINK] a million links to malware
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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.
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