Search result for luger’s death. Clicking the search result (in red box) would redirect to RogueAV
Internet users who wanted to be updated with this news will unknowingly visit one of these malicious sites. Redirections will occur until the user will experience fake AV pop-ups and enticing them to download the malicious installer file..
WINTER OLYMPIC’S MEDAL STANDING
Another Malware Writers takes advantage of as the winter Olympics are on-going is the medal standings of each participating countries. They use keyword such as “Medal Count”, “Olympic medal count”, “Olympic standing” in order to be included in search engines and be able to infect users.
Search result for Winter Olympic Medal Standings. Clicking the search result (in red box) would redirect to RogueAV.
Unaware users who wanted to look for medal standings will unknowingly visit one of these malicious sites. Visiting these malicious URLS will download Rogue AV and make the user’s computer have annoying pop ups.
Upon clicking the enticing malicious URL / link, there will be redirections and some different enticing pop-up messages or web page for the user to click on it and download a malicious file.
Pop-up messages telling that the user's machine is currently infected:
Pop-up messages posing as media player:
- Security Antivirus file to be downloaded:
- Security Tool file to be downloaded: