Didier Stevens created a fake ad to see who would click on his link. This was a test to see who would be stupid enough to click on a link that would say…
Is your PC virus-free?
Get it infected here.
Surprisingly, 409 people did. Here is how he did this experiment…
- I bought the drive-by-download.info domain. .info domains are notorious for malware hosting.
- I setup a web server to display a simple page saying â€œThank you for your visit!â€ and to log each request. Thatâ€™s all. I want to be absolutely clear about this: no malware or other scripts/code were ever hosted on this server. No PCs were harmed in this experiment.
- I started a Google Adwords campaign with several combinations of the words â€œdrive by downloadâ€ and the aforementioned ad, linking to drive-by-download.info
- I was patient for 6 months
For more information about this experiment, go to: http://didierstevens.wordpress.com/2007/05/07/is-your-pc-virus-free-get-it-infected-here/