Hidden click fraud botnet uncovered


Earlier this month, a major spike in traffic on the anonymizing network Tor called attention to a botnet, named Mevade by researchers. Probably in error, Mevade caused a jump in traffic on Tor of almost 600%.

Mevade is a click fraud botnet, composed of hijacked PCs which send fake clicks through advertising affiliate networks in order to collect commissions.


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Story added 30. September 2013, content source with full text you can find at link above.