Poisoning the search engine well

Cyber criminals are tainting search engines optimisation by using botnets to distort the 'best result' of a search, leading users to false, malware ridded links.

Last year was the year of the malware network. These complex, shifting infrastructures last beyond any one attack and allow cybercriminals to rapidly adapt to new vulnerabilities and repeatedly launch new attacks on corporate networks. Malware networks, or “malnets”, go to where the action is – popular destinations such as search engines and social networking and with the malnet infrastructure already in place, cybercriminals can infect multiple users with minimal effort. Consider this – two-thirds of all cyber attacks in 2012 will be launched via malnets. 



{{ twilioFailed ? 'SMS Code Failed to Send…' : 'An SMS verification code has been sent ...' }}

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you have already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to complete your SMS verification

We cannot send you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

If you didn't receive SMS code please

SMS code cannot be sent due to: {{ twilioStatus }}

Please select one of the options below:

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Verify your mobile number to proceed...

Please check your mobile number below and press the Send Verification Code button. This will be used to complete your verification in the next step.

Please sign up for full access


Updating information

Please wait ...


{{ productPrice }} / day
( GST included )
Price $0
GST $0
Discount -{{productDiscount}}
TOTAL {{productPrice}}
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Please click on the ACTIVATE button to finalise your membership


The email address you entered is registered with InvestSMART.

Please login or select "Don't know password"

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Register as a new member

(using a different email)

Related Articles