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Searching for images on Bing? Beware malicious search engine poisoning

Searching for images on Bing? Beware malicious Blackhat SEO poisoning

Trust your search engine results? Read how image searches within Bing are being poisoned by attackers in order to drive web traffic to malicious sites.

Search Engine Poisoning live in Brisbane, Queensland

Search Engine Poisoning live in Brisbane, Queensland

Will you be in Brisbane, Queensland, on the evening of Tuesday 03 April 2012?

If so, you're invited to a live demo of Search Engine Poisoning, plus a touch of Mac malware, at the April chapter meeting of OWASP.

Blackhat SEO poisoning topping the charts

Mal/SEORed-A threat alert

Blackhat SEO attacks account for over 30% of all detections seen by Sophos customers protecting their web traffic.

Learn what you need to do at your company to protect yourself and your fellow users.

Defending against SEO poisoning attacks with Layered Protection

Defending SEO with Layered Protection

The use of search engine optimisation (SEO) for redirecting users to scareware sites is well known, but we also see the same techniques being used to redirect people to exploit sites. Take a look into some recent SEO attacks, and see exactly where the protection layers Sophos provide actually fit.

Osama bin Laden dead - so watch for the spams and scams

Osama bin Laden dead - so watch for the spams and scams

Google's top-trending Anglophone search term right now is, understandably, "osama bin laden dead". So don't be surprised to see cybercrooks taking advantage of this.

Keep a level head out there!

Scareware SEO attack exploits engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton

Scareware SEO attack exploits engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their royal engagement - but who's that waiting in the wings? Hackers poison search engine results to spread their fake anti-virus attacks.

Blackhat SEO even targets researchers

HTML source of poisoned page

In the past week I've garnered a lot of press attention from my ongoing research into the Windows shortcut vulnerability. Apparently this has brought my name to the attention of the SEO poisoners who continually target Google. There were more Read more…

Technical paper: SEO poisoning attacks

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Regular readers will have seen numerous recent SophosLabs blogs describing how attackers are poisoning search engine results in order to hit victims with malware [2,4]. In recent months, these type of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) attacks have become a route Read more…

More fake anti-virus SEO poisoning

More fake AV SEO poisoning

Over the past few days, we have seen a sharp rise in the volume of Troj/JSRedir-Z reports. So what does this detection correspond to? Basically, it is detection for the redirect script that is being used within SEO pages to Read more…