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Google Users Targeted By New Malicious Websites

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes zveloLABS™ has been tracking compromised sites that host PageRank Bombs since 2008.  The attacker hacks a site, but instead of putting exploits on the hacked site, they put links to other websites in order to boost the search result ranking on various search engines.  Initially this was being used for ad sites, porn sites, and pharma fraud sites.  Now, however, it is being used to boost the results of malicious sites, but with a new twist that targets Google users.

Chinese Scams Resurface with New Branding

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute zveloLABS™ has found thousands of URLs and over 200 new domains registered to a group of Chinese scammers. The new sites are the same as the old, but with new branding and promotional products, such as “Acai Power Slim” “Pure Magnum Pro” and “Colo Cleanse Plus”. This scam is perpetrated by sending spam messages advertising a “free trial” of the products. In the end, the criminals have made off with personal information, a credit card number and a recurring monthly charge.

New Rash of Fraud Sites Touting Cheap Software

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes zvelo is researching a widespread and dangerous ring of fraudulent “OEM Software” distribution sites. These sites offer popular software from Microsoft, Adobe, and many other vendors at a greatly reduced price. Not only do they not deliver installable software, they collect sensitive information from individuals, including credit card numbers.