Cyber conmen are cashing in on hype surrounding Apple's iPad. Security firms have come across attempts to subvert search engines to catch out those seeking more information about the tablet. Those who follow rogue links are re-directed to pages that scan their computer looking for loopholes and vulnerabilities. Some scammers are using these to peddle security software and others are trying to steal valuable data.
As the story says, the scammers were at it before the actual product launch. Although not wishing to condone their nefarious activities in any way, I do in part admire their lightning fast responsiveness. If only legitimate businesses, regardless of sector, were as quick and eager to cater for new markets or shifts in them.