[funsec] Researchers Track Down a Plague of Fake Web Pages

'Richard M. Smith' rms at computerbytesman.com
Sun Mar 18 21:19:35 CDT 2007


http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/19/technology/19spam.html?_r=1&ref=business&o
ref=slogin

Tens of thousands of junk Web pages, created only to lure search-engine
users to advertisements, are proliferating like billboards strung along
freeways. Now Microsoft researchers say they have traced the companies and
techniques behind them. 

A technical paper published by the researchers says the links promoting such
pages are generated by a small group of shadowy operators apparently with
the acquiescence of some major advertisers, Web page hosts and advertising
syndicators. The report is available at
http://www.cs.ucdavis.edu/~hchen/paper/www07.pdf 

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