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Hurricane Irene – Beware of Fake malicious websites

As shared below, security firms are warning users to be cautious in visiting potentially fake websites where malware could be potentially lurking 

Hurricane Irene – Beware of Fake sites that may lead to malware http://blog.eset.com/2011/08/26/irene-is-that-you-or-a-fake

QUOTE: Folks will still visit high-ranking fake websites through traditional search engine queries during the Hurricane Irene coverage. One way to increase a malicious site’s rankings is to make it “seem” popular among social networking rating systems, which is simplified by using fake or hacked Twitter/Facebook accounts, so the scam works both ways, tricking users into visiting fake tweeted links, and also raising popularity to similar links on the search engines. Considering how a sudden spike in search engine term popularity can vault websites to the top of the rankings, expect to see this kind of activity continue surrounding Hurricane Irene (and whatever the next major event will be).

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