Google took a positive step this week and wiped clean the search results of malware sites that had been gumming up the results. Sadly as with anything on the internet that has anything to do with malware and spammers…wait five minutes. They’ll be back.
From Computer World:
“They look gone to us,” said Alex Eckelberry, the CEO of Sunbelt Software Distribution Inc., the company that broke the news Monday of a massive, coordinated campaign by attackers to spread malware through search results on Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Live Search and other sites.
“Google did confirm yesterday with us that they were working the case, and they are good about nailing this stuff,” Eckelberry added in an e-mail late Wednesday afternoon. Sunbelt had notified Google of its findings on Monday.
Earlier today, Sunbelt malware researcher Adam Thomas said his spot searches on Google the night before had come up sans malware URLs. “They appeared to be zapped,” Thomas had said.
Ironically, Google itself refused to confirm or deny that it had cleansed its index of the more than 40,000 malware hosting sites, or even that they had existed.
LA LA LA we can’t see them so, they weren’t really there.
[tags]Malware, Malware Hosting, Google Malware Clean Up, Google Security[/tags]