Google Alerts catches fake data breach notes pushing malware

Google Alerts catches fake data breach notes pushing malware

Posted June 16, 2020

Google Alerts catches fake data breach notes pushing malware

  • Fraudsters recently have started to push fake data breach notifications for big company names to distribute malware and scams.
  • They’re mixing black SEO, Google Sites, and spam pages to direct users to dangerous locations.
  • As for the topics, they are of the most diverse kind. From various software products (note-taking, SDKs, street lighting design, firmware, libraries) and DIY construction projects to oil vapes, canine breeding, hardware issues, and teeth aligners.
  • Whenever someone searches for a certain topic, the scammer’s results would rank higher in the results and have a better chance of being accessed to start the redirect chain to nasty offers and content.

Bleeping Computer – Ionut Ilascu | June 16, 2020