Google Dumps Malware Sites

Susan Hall

Google has purged from its index more than 40,000 sites hosting malware that wormed their way into search results, reports Computerworld.


Sunbelt Software reported Monday that attackers were attempting to spread malware through search results on Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Live Search and other sites. The links would show up on legitimate searches for terms such as "Christmas" or even "hospice" in an attempt to direct people to the malware-laden sites.


The company reported the problem to Google and has since reported that the sites seem to be gone, although Google would not comment on the issue.

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