Brittany Murphy SEO

From F-Secure Blog:

Just a quick note – the sudden death of Hollywood celebrity Brittany Murphy last Sunday (BBC report here) has prompted a spike in searches on the subject – and of course, an SEO attack.

Users who click on a poisoned search result link will be redirected to a website that will display a scare message trying to panic users into downloading rogue AV software.

Screenshot and more info in http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001842.html

See also Websense Alert:  http://securitylabs.websense.com/content/Alerts/3514.aspx

Brittany Murphy’s Death SEO Poisoning
Date:12.21.2009
Threat Type: Malicious Web Site / Malicious Code

Websense Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network has discovered that Google top searches on "Brittany Murphy death" will return rogue AV Web sites. The Hollywood actress died suddenly during the weekend. Users will be redirected to malicious domains if they click the matches with a referrer from search engines like Google. The malicious domains try everything to convince people that they are real AV software Web sites, so that users download and execute the fake software offered. There are now a lot of variants available, typically named install.exe, and at the moment it seems they haven’t attracted much attention from AV companies.

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