Labor Day Sale-Related SEO Poisoning Leads to Rogue Antivirus
Threat Type: Malicious Web Site / Malicious Code
Websense Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker Network has detected that Google searches on terms related to Labor Day sales return results that lead to rogue antivirus software. Labor Day is one of the biggest holidays observed in the US each year. Retail sales events held during this weekend are some of the most anticipated throughout the country.
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