A new and highly-sophisticated variant of the malicious Panda Zeus malware is capable of exploiting Google’s standard search results to trick unwary consumers into providing their banking credentials over the web, as highlighted in a blog post published by the Cisco-System’s-owned Talos earlier this week.
This malware “poisons” Google’s search engine results using Search Engine Optimization (SEO), essentially so that “fake bank-related results” are shuffled to the top of the first page, according to a FOX News report. Users searching for bank-related information such as branch locations, hours, or to open a new account online are being tricked into clicking a fake and malicious link which ostensibly looks harmless, but ultimately infects their system with the virus.
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