The discovery was first reported by Websense on their website and several anti-virus applications have already been updated to counter this attack.
The Why is obvious. There is always a massive increase in searches when events that are of global interest happen. This can be assassinations, wars or catastrophes for example. The more users search for a subject the higher the chance that they will land on a prepared website.
Here are some thoughts on how to protect your computer from falling into this trap.
Can you think of anything else ? You could use a virtual PC or a tool like Sandboxie whenever you surf the Internet.
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