Google kicks malware sites out of index

Google Inc. has purged its index of the thousands of malware sites that wormed their way into results lists for hundreds of legitimate search phrases, researchers confirmed today.

“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. (link)

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