Ever since the news of Brittany Murphy’s untimely death has made its rounds, the internet has surged with search queries under her name. Never missing an opportunity, hackers have used her death as a new method of performing Black Hat SEO attacks for directing web site visitors to scareware portals.
These attacks can easily affect Windows users who search for Brittany Murphy and click on one of the many links to poisoned search results. These search results expose the user to a fake anti-virus scan. The fake anti-virus scan is designed to make users panic into downloading rogue anti-virus software with little or no value. According to F-Secure, this particular type of scareware strain is known as Faketimes-T.
(Via the Register)