Well, some's these hackers apparently find large numbers of distributed computers
under their control useful, for various reasons, even if there's nothing particularly interesting on that computer itself, it's useful to stage things in order to hide there origin. Making your computer useful to them, no matter how useless it is to you.
One way for them to get at a bunch of computers is to write up there code (i.e. the trojan, or whatever you want to call it) and trick a bunch of people into downloading and installing it. And commonly, with little sophistication, they'll just put a link somewhere that a lot of people will see and try and convince them to click the link and follow some instructions to install the trojan.
And, creating there own site would require them to come up with something interesting enough to get people wanting to look at it (one reason many of these "attacks" where first found on sites with porn), but more and more, that's just hard (after all, there's so much free porn out there I don't think anyone clicks on free porn links anymore).
So, join a popular message board forum and start posting
your links there. Some of these boards will let you post images
There's a range of other possibilities, but this seems the obvious one to me. From a hackers point of view, often the technical approach to these attacks is really not that complicated and it ends up being just a lot of work, at least, from the standpoint that I see it.
And I did see the google
warning, and while they changed the links to prevent you from CLICKING through to that site I could still type the site in, or copy / paste off the warning google
gave. I then got another warning, but I'm not sure if that was from firefox, the google toolbar, or the Antivirus software
. But I got all kinds of warnings and decided to ignore them and go look at the site anyways.
If anyone wants to carry on about google somehow being "big brother" of interfering with your freedoms, I'm really gonna have to wonder why you can't copy / paste into the URL bar and start laughing... Unfortunately the people who often need to be saved from themselves are often the least appreciative of the help.