The car accident involving Tiger Woods last night outside his home in Windemere, Florida has been generating a lot of heat as far as Web traffic and searches go. Since the news broke, the top web searches on Google has been related to the this story. Even hours after the break of the story, six out of the top ten search items are still related to this event. Tiger Woods is obviously a huge celebrity from a sport that has a huge worldwide following. The circumstances surrounding this accident are still as yet unclear.
From an IT security point of view this unfortunate incident is just another fruit ripe for the picking as far as malware writers are concerned. So it comes as no surprise that the creators of rogue antivirus or misleading application software have already jumped on the bandwagon and attempted to poison web search engine results to take advantage of this spike in web search activity.
We have observed some search engine results redirecting to a few malicious domains which are:
- setup_build6_195.exe (Download.MisleadApp)
- install[RANDOM NUMBER].exe (Detected as Downloader or Trojan.FakeAV)