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Scammers Using Redirectors on Websites of Microsoft & IRS

As per the University of Alabama at Birmingham, scammers from December 19, 2008 to December 22, 2008 were planting redirector links on websites of universities, magazines and most notably, the IRS.gov and Microsoft.com domains.

According to the news reports, the Google URL, http://www.google.com/search?q=idg&btnI=3564, utilizes Google's "I'm feeling lucky" utility to send surfers onto IDG.com.

Gary Warner, Director of the Department of Research in Computer Forensics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, said that the miscreants have deceptively got search engines to return their malevolent links to a large number of search phrases, as reported by ComputerWorld on December 23, 2008.

Warner also said that the bad guys had done the trick with the help of spe...

» SPAMfighter News - 31-12-2008

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