Botnet steals US$6 million from advertisers

Simulating visitors to a website who click on advertisements, a botnet named “Chameleon” is reported to have stolen around US$ 6 million in the form of false clicks on advertisements. The botnet used about 120000 hosts simulating the ad-clicking.


About 5000 IP addresses participating in the botnet have now been disabled.

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About Vijayashankar Na

Naavi is a veteran Cyber Law specialist in India and is presently working from Bangalore as an Information Assurance Consultant. Pioneered concepts such as ITA 2008 compliance, Naavi is also the founder of Cyber Law College, a virtual Cyber Law Education institution. He now has been focusing on the projects such as Secure Digital India and Cyber Insurance
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