Web attack that poisons Google results gets worse

May 21, 2009

A new attack that peppers Google search results with malicious links is spreading quickly, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team warned on Monday.

The attack, which has intensified in recent days, can be found on several thousand legitimate Web sites, according to security experts. It targets known flaws in Adobe’s software and uses them to install a malicious program on victims’ machines, CERT said.

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