'iPhone MMS' Search Results Poisoned

Kara Reeder

According to Stephan Chenette, the manager of security research at Websense, the top six results for search phrases about iPhone and SMS are poisoned, using the results to steer users to fake Windows security software downloads, reports Computerworld.


The search results redirect users to a malicious site promoting "scareware." A barrage of bogus pop-ups overwhelm the user until they hand over up to $50 for the useless program. Clearly, this campaign was intended to coincide with AT&T's launch of MMS for the iPhone.

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