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Mac botnet generated $10,000 a day for Flashback gang

Security researchers at Symantec are estimating that the cyber-crimibals behind the Flashback Mac OS X botnet may have raked in about $10,000 a day.

In a new blog post that discusses the business model of the botnet, Symantec found that Flashback was robbing Google of advertising dollars by redirecting clicks from infected Mac OS X machines and stealing the ad revenue.

At its height, Flashback contained more than 700,000 Mac machines and Symantec calculates that a botnet of that size could easily generate about $10,000 a day in click-fraud. More...

05-01-2012 17:28