A new, deceptive trojan horse program has surfaced. The program is engineered to produce fake Google ads that are formatted to look like legitimate ones. Since the Trojan Horse makes the deceptive ads look like normal Google ads, the program was nearly impossible to detect by the general public. However, Raoul Bangera, discovered the bogus program and contacted the Google AdSense team. Bangera emailed the team a number of cases, including various screenshots, log files of an infected computer and system files as proof. The AdSense team validated the news saying, “We can confirm from the screenshots that these are fake Google ads, formatted to look like legitimate ads. We agree that this phenomenon is likely the result of malicious software installed on your computer.”
Google AdSense Trojan
Submitted by BCM 2006-01-02 Google 6 Comments
So the only way he was alerted to this trojan, was the fact that the ads had nothing to do with the content of the pace he was looking at. Imagine if the trojan writers had tweaked the trojan to implement a similar AdSense to Google’s.