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Worm Redirects Google Searches For Profit

According to SecurityPipeline.com, a new worm modifies the infected PC so attempts to search using Google are directed to a spoofed site that looks like the real thing, but with different sponsored links to drive traffic to sites the hackers have selected.

Searches run on the spoofed version of Google return results similar to the real Google, but in some cases, the sponsored links — top-of-the-page and right-side links to e-commerce sites that have paid for the placement — are different.

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