DollarRevenue adware pushed through bot net for huge profits


German Honeynet Project researchers report that adware company DollarRevenue is directly linked to a bot net attack exploiting the MS06 040 server service vulnerability reported last month. Bot net trackers estimate that one malicious hacker alone earned $430 in one day by installing malware/adware programs on infected machines.

7,700 machines were hacked in 24 hours using the vulnerability, and massively flooded with DollarRevenue files by a single command from the controlling IRC server. DollarRevenue adware pushed through bot net for huge profits | Spyware Confidential | ZDNet.com

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 9th September 2006 12:47AM