Apple Mac Flashback Trojan Gang Still Making Money

    Date16 May 2012
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    The prolific Flashback Trojan that has infected anywhere from a half a million to nearly 1 million Macintosh machines worldwide remains active despite Apple's emergency security update, and its owners continue to rake in revenue from the click-fraud operation -- possibly as much as $10,000 a day, according to new research. Symantec researchers came up with that estimate based on new information they mined from the Flashback Trojan's payload. "Part of that communication was a number that represents the dollar amount they would make when [they] display or click on that ad," says Vikram Thakur, principal response manager for Symantec.
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