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Air France Flight 447 Search Results Lead to Rogue Antivirus

Issues surrounding the crash of Air France Flight 447 have not been fully resolved up to now but, it didn’t need be for cybercriminals; they’re already taking advantage of this tragedy too.

Through SEO poisoning, searches for reports related to the plane crash yield links that when opened trigger multiple redirections to various sites, which ultimately lead to download of rogue antivirus software.

http://blog.trendmicro.com/search-results-for-air-france-flight-447-lead-to-rogue-antivirus

SEO poisoning attacks growing:
http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/701

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Re: Air France Flight 447 Search Results Lead to Rogue Antivirus
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2009, 06:24:08 PM »
These leaches will feed of the misery of others, you couldn't get much lower.
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Re: Air France Flight 447 Search Results Lead to Rogue Antivirus
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 05:39:03 PM »
These leaches will feed of the misery of others, you couldn't get much lower.

I agree, this is not right  :(

Incidently, is Alwil aware of this?

Air France Plane Crash Spam

It isn't detected by avast on the virustotal link

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