Google Alerts is a service where users can monitor the web for keywords or phrases and be notified by email of new content. BleepingComputer has noticed threat actors publishing fake stories with popular keywords to be indexed by Google. These stories are then emailed to Alerts users with a Google redirect link taking them to pages with warnings of an out-of-date Flash Player. BleepingComputer has also noted that when visiting the site directly (instead of being redirected by Google) the website will return a 404 error stating that the page cannot be found.
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