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Black Hat SEO Snares 'Harry Potter' Fans

  •, Monday, June 29, 2009 4:46 PM
'Harry Potter' fans may want to take notice. Hackers are using clips from the new Potter movie to distribute malware, according to Phil Muncaster. Citing research from security company PC Tools, he writes that hackers push links to malicious sites with text that reads "Watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince online free."

Security experts at PC Tools expect hackers will use SEO to launch similar attacks on content related to Michael Jackson's death, according to Muncaster. They did this following the death of actor Heath Ledger. Malware attacks tied to actress Farrah Fawcett have begun, too.

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