Every day cyber criminals are exploiting search engines to display high ranking malicious search results. Targeting hot topics allows for cyber criminals to improve infection rates for their money making Rogueware (pdf) schemes. Below is an example of the attack we observed today.  

 Most targeted search terms:

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • NFL
  • School
  • Emmy Awards
  • Autumn Equinox (Mabon)
  • Atlanta
  • News

..The full list of targeted keywords can be downloaded here: BlackhatSEO3.txt

Sample search result:

BHSEO Search Result

Redirection to fake security (Rogueware) site:

Rogueware Site

Rogueware: Adware/PCDefender

Adware/PC Defender

Tag cloud of targeted terms:

Blackhat SEO Tag Cloud