Google Alerts catches fake data breach notes pushing malware
Posted June 16, 2020
- 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