Dutch Botnet controllers targeted Adware maker 180solutions

Advertising software maker 180solutions on Wednesday said it was the target of a scheme to extort money by Dutch cybercriminals and is helping in the case against them.

Dutch police in early October arrested three individuals, whose names have not been disclosed. The three are suspected of commandeering about 1.5 million PCs using a Trojan horse. They allegedly used the network of so-called zombie PCs to steal credit card numbers and other personal data, and to blackmail online businesses. Adware maker: We were victim of cybergang | CNET News.com

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