Google's AdWords targeted by Russian hackers

04/27/2007 | Forbes

Russian hackers between April 10 and 24 tried to use Google's AdWords program to gain access to users' bank accounts, according to Exploit Prevention Labs. The wannabe thieves hacked into Google's system, so that users typing in certain keywords would be directed to a Russian site, SmartTracker.org, which would install spyware to capture Net banking passwords. However, Exploit says it doesn't know if the hackers actually managed to break into anyone's bank account. Google says it is carefully monitoring the situation.

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