Google blocks searches done by Santy.A worm

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 22 2004 @ 23:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Yesterday we reported about Santy worm which was using Google to infect phpBB sites.

News has reached us that Google has done some efforts do stop the spreading of Santy.A. The search engine is now blocking searches done by this worm.
Estimates of the impact of the Santy worm vary widely. Searches on a beta version of Microsoft's MSN Search feature for the text used to deface sites returned over 30,000 hits. However, identical searches on other engines, including the official MSN Search engine, Yahoo, and Google search engines returned far fewer hits, ranging from 785 (MSN) to 2030 (Yahoo).
Read more at PC World


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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