SEO Poisoning Campaign Targeting U.S. Midterm Election Keywords

A new SEO poisoning campaign has been discovered that is targeting keywords associated with the U.S. midterm elections.

SEO poisoning is when attackers create malicious sites or hack legitimate ones in order to generate pages that promote certain keywords. These pages are then linked together between a large amount of sites under the attacker’s control to get high rankings in search engine results for the promoted keywords. The visitors to these sites are then typically shown scam advertisements or are redirected to other sites pushing unwanted software or infecting users via exploit kits.

Read more about the SEO poisoning campaign on BleepingComputer.