Spammers Use Legit Sites to Trick Search Engines

Susan Hall

Scammers are using redirector links on interactive Web sites belonging to magazines, universities and even Microsoft and the Internal Revenue Service to take visitors to their malicious links, reports Computerworld.


In his blog, Gary Warner, director of research in computer forensics with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, warns that search engines have been tricked into returning malicious links to tens of thousands of search terms through redirector links from blog comments, guestbook entries and fake blogs.


Microsoft and the IRS have fixed the problem, but about 20 Web sites are still affected, according to the story.

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