Report warns of rogue antivirus software

Online scammers are making a lucrative business out of redirecting visitors from legitimate websites to sites that try to install rogue antivirus software, according to a new report by security firm Finjan.

4th April, 2009

Online scammers are making a lucrative business out of redirecting visitors from legitimate websites to sites that try to install rogue antivirus software, according to a new report by security firm Finjan.

Finjan's Malicious Code Research Center came across a server in Ukraine used by online scammers to keep track of how many redirects their rogue antivirus sites got from legitimate sites that had been compromised.

Typically, rogue antivirus software displays a message saying that...

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