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SEO Malware Skills Maturing

  • EWeek, Friday, February 19, 2010 11:12 AM
People who distribute malware have been working overtime to improve SEO skills and accelerate the pace at which the pesky attack code ties to search terms in breaking news, according to Matt Hines, citing researchers at Avast.

Hines tells us that recent news triggering a fast response from "malware gangs" included former U.S. President Bill Clinton's heart surgery. As many as 70 individual URLs were incorporated in related attacks just after the news was announced. He provides other examples, too.

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