Scammers exploit the iPad hype
BBCNews reports that handful of security firms have been spotting attempts to "trick" search engines into providing people with rogue links. People that click these links will be redirected to pages that scan their computer looking for holes and vulnerabilities.
So how is this happening? People have started crafting fake websites that will show up high in search results for "Apple" or "iPad", etc. Users will be redirected to sites peddling fake security software, asking them to sign up for credit cards and claiming that more information and rumors on the iPad are just a few clicks away.
The same common sense rules apply for preventing this from happening. Be careful when opening links and as always, make sure you're computer has the latest security patches and updates.
Scamming and exploitation of users is nothing new, especially around high profile "trending" events. A similar scam recently occured involving the earthquake in Haiti.