Social aspects of web security – the March edition

It’s that time of the year again… March madness is engulfing us with news and pre-season activities, and everyone is out and about to see what we would be seeing in the coming months. Just as we have portrayed before, eCrime is a social animal just as well, and is not going to let the action go by without having a chance to have a go at the crowd.

As usual – it’s the same technique all over again – using SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to grab high ranking in search results and leading users clicking on the related links to a variety of malicious content. We have see similar techniques used during the US presidential election season covered quite elaborately in the past, and don’t be surprised to see more of the same hitting the next seasonal event as long as it can attract enough “eyeballs” on search engines.

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