In internet marketing, the business starts from very simple thing - drive to product's website as match unique visitors as possible hoping that few percent of them finally will convert to real customers. But from another side in order to have big amount of unique visitors website must be pretty popular: highly visible in search engine result pages (generic search) and having high rank. The straight forward and expensive solution is internet advertising.
Unfortunately, new business can rarely afford any of these but still must, somehow, be able to gain unique visitors in order to survive. However, there is relatively simple and not expensive alternative to bring any website to top of search engine result pages and boost website rating using illegal techniques.
Such kind of services are often referred to as "Black hat SEO".
BlackHat SEO and hiddden iframes
Black hat SEO is a process or actions that improve volume and quality of traffic to website using unethical techniques which in majority of cases violate search engine guidelines. For example SEO Spam Injection or BlackHat Cloacking. But in this post we want to talk about well-known and widely used traffic improvement technique that is based on hidden iframes.
The major issue with this is that in very short period of time search engines recognize such kind of falsification and punish involved web site. This may be done by moving it down in search engine result pages or by simply blacklisting it.
Online Website Scanner statistics
Malicious action: injecting hidden iframe to www.eaglesunsystem.com
Malicious action: injecting hidden iframe to http://healthservicesdata08172.com:46457/7c05b22d5af9f2cfcaee687d128371e1.html
Malicious action: injecting hidden iframe to http://busodeark.be/Fotos/2gkvYPRW.php
Malicious action: injecting hidden iframe to http://de-verzend-service.nl/3xzqrG8t.php
Malicious action: injecting hidden iframe to http://private3[.]zapto[.]org
Malicious action: injecting hidden iframe to http://www.eaglesunsystem.com/video/k8dhKQHr.php
Malicious action: injecting hidden iframe to http://peter.neish.net/wp-content/plugins/customize-admin/1pRwYO9W.php
Malicious action: injecting hidden iframe to http://vasnetworker.com/cnt.php
Malicious action: injecting hidden iframe to either www.simv.info/in.cgi or http://about.hautetfort.com
Successful hacking is usually made possible because of the neglected security best practices by the website owners.