Hackers 'poison' search engine results

Wednesday, 9 March 2005, 12:31 PM EST

Hackers are increasingly using websites rather than email attachments to spread malicious code, security watchers have warned.

In its six-monthly Web Security Trends Report, Websense noted that online criminals may be subverting search engines in a bid to direct unwitting internet users to web pages containing malware.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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