Caution: Web sites about the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team and the U.S. vice presidential debate may cause serious harm to your computer.
Cybercriminals who want to steal data and take control of computers are doing so by luring victims to sites with hidden malware. But how do they attract unsuspecting victims?
The answer: Google Trends.
This makes a lot of sense. Google Trends lists the most frequently searched topics, displays them on a graph, and shows news articles and blog posts that relate to that topic. (Google has trend-type tools for Web site owners and advertisers, too.)
So, … Read more