While reviewing a PhishTank incident report
, I came across a webpage that curiously had a large number of pharmaceutical search terms linked to many different sites.
Following some of those suspicious links, I found webpages that have additional lists of pharmaceutical search terms, but not URLs, (apparently) planted upon them, irrelevant to the pages' topics, and have their titles and some metadata (apparently) altered. Some additional webpages on some the same sites also appear to be decorated in the same inappropriate manner.
I may have seen a similar situation on a much smaller scale before. I don't understand any purpose beyond vandalism to this collection of sites with irrelevant pharmaceutical terms. Can anyone explain it?