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|Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:16 pm Post subject: Cyber Criminals Are Selling Web Traffic
|Have you ever wanted to buy traffic to your Web site? Well, now you can through the help of Russian cyber criminals.
SC Magazine is reporting that cyber criminals have opened an online store selling Web traffic by hijacking other Web site’s traffic. The shop injects hidden integrated frames into pages of legitimate Web sites to redirect visitors to the buyer’s URL.
Integrated frames split pages into parts that are used to embed windows from another Web site. When an iframe’s height and width is set to zero, it becomes invisible.
Customers can purchase 1000 visitors through the online store for an average of $4.
Regional traffic prices do vary with 1000 Dutch visitors costing $18 while 1000 visitors from Australia is only $8. One thousand visitors from the U.S. is only $12.
The shop will also purchase redirected traffic from others. Sellers can inject their own iframes and sell the resulting traffic to the shop.