- Thursday, April 26, 2012, 20:57
- Threat Research
Vulnerable websites are regularly hijacked to redirect users to malicious domains. The most popular type of of malicious page are Fake AV pages. Attackers commonly increase traffic to these hijacked websites using Blackhat SEO techniques.
Blackhat SEO requires that two different pages be delivered to different audiences:
A harmless spam page to the Googlebot and security scanners, in order to get references and be ranked well by Google, as well as evade blacklists
A redirection to a malicious domain to attack users