Here is a typical example of what users will still encounter. The site casino-jugendclub.de
has been hijacked to host thousands of pages like http://www.casino-jugendclub.de/lnsqo.php?page=jennifer-nettles-husband
|Primitive, but effective, SEO spam page|
As usual, the page redirects real users coming from a search on Google, Yahoo! or Bing to a fake AV page. This time, the fake AV is slightly different. It mentions a "Windows Security Update", and is hosted on microsoftwindowssecurity145.com
(still up at the time of writing). It looks the same as traditional fake AV sites, with animation showing an antivirus scan of the computer.
|Fake AV page|
And again, the detection rate amongst AV vendors is only around 25%
|Malicious executable disguised as an antivirus|
Not much has changed in the past 6+ months in the world of malicious spam SEO. While Google has made efforts to combat the fake AV sites and the number of malicious spam links in popular Google searches has gone down somewhat, more needs to be done.