Chameleon botnet grabbed $6m A MONTH from online ad-slingers

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Chameleon botnet grabbed $6m A MONTH from online ad-slingers
Botnet Chameleon
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Date 2013 / 2013-03-19
Editor/Conference
Link http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/19/chameleon botnet/ (Archive copy)
Author John Leyden
Type Press article

Abstract

A web analytics firm has sniffed out a botnet that was raking in $6m a month from online advertisers.

The so-called Chameleon botnet mimicked human visitors on select websites, causing billions of display ad impressions to be served to compromised machines. As many as 120,000 infected drones have been discovered so far. Almost all of the over 202 websites targeted in the scam are located in the US. In some cases, two-thirds of the websites' traffic was generated from zombie machines.

Bibtex

 @misc{Leyden2013BFR1317,
   editor = {},
   author = {John Leyden},
   title = {Chameleon botnet grabbed $6m A MONTH from online ad-slingers},
   date = {19},
   month = Mar,
   year = {2013},
   howpublished = {\url{http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/19/chameleon_botnet/}},
 }