Spyware pushers cash in big on zero day exploit


...SunbeltBLOG lists nearly 50 threats being installed though this exploit, including familiar names like Virtumonde, BookedSpace, webHancer, SurfSideKick, Qoologic (also known as Qoolaid), Zenotecnico, TagAsaurus, with some trojan downloaders and a backdoor thrown in the mix.

Many of these use affiliate programs where the affiliate gets paid per install, so somewhere affiliates of these adware/spyware companies are making a killing off this zero day exploit, trashing computers with their crapware. Spyware pushers cash in big on zero day exploit | Spyware Confidential | ZDNet.com

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 21st September 2006 10:26PM