60+ Sites recently compromised by SEO poisoning

Researchers recently discovered more than 60 new web sites that host Search Engine Optimization (SEO) poisoning activity, which takes advantage of the popularity of search engines such as Google to lure Web users to sites that are infected with malicious code. Not only are the instances of SEO poisoning attacks growing; they’re also growing more sophisticated.


Many computer users have never heard of SEO poisoning and don’t know what it is. In the next few weeks, I’ll be writing an article for Windowsecurity.com that explains how these attacks work and what admins can do to protect their organizations – without crippling users’ ability to conduct searches. Look for it soon. Meanwhile, if you’ve been the victim of SEO poisoning, please share your experiences with me at [email protected]

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