FakeAV peddlers targeting computer professionals
Malware peddlers have a general preference for compromising legitimate sites in order to distribute their malicious wares.
Sometimes it is easier to compromise an already existing site that making a new one – not to mention the fact that legitimate sites are usually better positioned in searches than brand new ones and that their compromise might go unnoticed for a longer time.
But in the example brought forth by a TrendLabs engineer, the criminals have seemingly chosen the wrong targets.
When he followed them, he was faced with a typical FakeAV warning about how his computer might be at risk of malware attacks, and that a threat has been detected.