Web hackers can use techniques to improve the SEO of a site on search engines. The goal is to attract Internet users to sites hosting malware …

Google Trends at the heart of the problem…
After hijacking problems and the display of Nazi signs for example, Google Trends is still affected by the creators of viruses and more specifically of Malwares.

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The principle is very simple…
Looking at the results of Google Trends, we know which are the requests most formulated by Internet users.
The harmful publishers thus succeed in optimizing their methods with Google Trends by positioning pages on these requests and by capturing new victims who would click on well referenced links.

Two software publishers, McAfee and Trend Micro have issued warnings about this new operating mode which informs them of the favorite queries of Internet users.

Two examples: the “Error check system” and “Gmail down” cases: Error check system referred to a questionable Facebook application and Gmail down referred to malware.

Our advice: Be careful!
Beware of the requests you enter on search engines and the possible fraudulent results that may be offered, be careful …

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