About a million computers have been enslaved into a newly-identified botnet that is plundering Google advertising revenues, a security trio says. The redirector.paco botnet steals advertising revenue by replacing a website’s Google AdSense for search results on infected machines with their own. Bitdefender security researchers Cristina Vatamanu, Răzvan Benchea, and Alexandru Maximciuc say the botnet has been active since September 2014 and has infected more than 900,000 machines across India, Malaysia, Greece, and the USA.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register