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Bloom Box Black SEO


Threat Type: Malicious Web Site / Malicious Code

Websense Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network has detected that search terms related to the Bloom Energy and its Bloombox Fuel Cell have become the latest target for Blackhat SEO poisoning attacks.

Bloom Box is a breakthrough technology in the energy sector that could revolutionize the way electricity is generated today. As people become interested in finding more information on this technology, related search terms are currently gaining momentum, and as they do so Blackhat SEO attacks are starting to climb up the search result listings.

At the moment, according to the VirusTotal report only 10% of antivirus products are detecting the threat.

Video of the Bloom Box SEO in action:

Websense® Messaging and Websense Web Security customers are protected against this attack.