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Looking for Japan’s earthquake news? Don’t fall for fake search results

March 17th, 2011 Comments off

Last week we told you about how to avoid
fake donation websites
and emails if you want to help Japanese earthquake
and tsunami victims.

Eweek
reports
that cybercriminals have also started using Japanese earthquake
related search terms to lead people to their malicious websites. These
fraudulent websites show up in search results of people looking for news and
information about the earthquake. If you click on these sites, you might be
infected with software that could steal your personal information or might make
your computer display fake
virus alerts
that trick you into paying for a fraudulent product or
service.

Here are two free ways to help protect you against these
fraudulent search results: