FFSearcher: A Stealthy Evolution in Click Fraud

A new Trojan horse program being distributed by tens of thousands of recently hacked Web sites hijacks search results so that Google.com users can scarcely tell that their Web searches are being funneled through third-party sites. Earlier this month, security experts at Websense warned that some 40,000 Web sites were hacked and seeded with code that bombards a visitor’s PC with a virtual kitchen sink worth of browser exploits, all in an effort to install a Trojan horse program. Websense named this mass compromise Nine-Ball, and the Trojan dropped on victimized PCs was thought to install a range of malicious software

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