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[…] Many could argue though that the real objective is for large scale search engine poisoning (SEP) attacks. This is perhaps one of the more lucrative attacks, in terms of financial gain, with the least amount of overhead and risk. Most of the other scenarios will include the integration of more complex attack sequences which would include things like various toolkits, like the Blackhole Exploit kit. A SEP also has more immediate return, just look at the recent issues with Joomla and WordPress. […]

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