Security experts are warning that hackers are now using Microsoft’s Live
Spaces blogging platform in order to push up the popularity of fraudulent online
pharmaceutical sites in a strategy known as search engine poisoning.
In a posting on the Threat Center Live blog, security firm eSoft explained
that cyber criminals are making use of Windows Live Spaces as well as Yahoo and
Google Blogger platforms – registering accounts and then using those accounts to
link to the fraudulent sites, thus pushing up the search engine ranking of those