Mac-based Flashback click fraud campaign was a bust

The hackers in charge of the Flashback botnet managed to generate $14,000 from their click fraud campaign, but have not been paid, Symantec said Thursday. New analysis of the Flashback botnet and the traffic between infected … View full post on National Cyber Security

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Oxford University hit hard by Mac Flashback infections

In a small window into the chaos wrought by the Mac Flashback Trojan, the University of Oxford Computing Services team has described it as the worst malware outbreak it has had to contend with since … View full post on National Cyber Security » Computer Hacking

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Flashback Malware Infection Dropping By 100,000 Macs Per Week

Infection rates of the Flashback malware that was on over 650,000 Macs at the beginning of April have been in steep decline, according to the organization that discovered the malware in the first place. What’s … View full post on National Cyber Security » Virus/Malware/Worms

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Flashback malware Creater earning $10,000 per day from Google Ads

Flashback malware Creater earning $10,000 per day from Google Ads In a recent analysis of the business model behind the Flashback Trojan, Symantec security researchers reported that the main objective of the malware is revenue generation … View full post on National Cyber Security » Computer Hacking

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Mac Flashback malware stole money from Google

We know know who the Mac Flashback malware infection hurt the most: Google. Security researchers found a rather mundane payload — a piece of click-jacking code that redirected Google ad clicks to sites determined by … View full post on National Cyber Security » Virus/Malware/Worms

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Flashback Malware Netted Creators $10K Per Day

The Flashback malware that infected over 600,000 Macs at the beginning of April netted its creators somewhere around $10,000 per day, according to recent data. The Flashback variant was discovered at the beginning of April and was one of the … View full post on malware – Yahoo! News Search…

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