Money Bots: Hackers Cash In on Hijacked PCs


Botnet hunters tracking the latest MS06 040 worm attack estimate that one malicious hacker earned about $430 in a single day by installing spyware programs on thousands of commandeered Windows machines.

Security researchers are the German Honeynet Project discovered a direct link between the botnet-building attack and DollarRevenue, a company that pays between a penny and 30 cents per installation of its heavily criticized ad-serving software. Money Bots: Hackers Cash In on Hijacked PCs

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 9th September 2006 12:37AM