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The Flashback Trojan Made Its Makers $10,000 a Day [Factoid]

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you've ever wondered why people write malware, it's just like anything else – it's all about the money. Symantec has worked out that the evil-doing bottom-feeders behind that nasty Flashback Trojan, which caught the Mac world with its pants down, were raking in around $10,000 a day. More »
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Flashback Malware Robs Google of $10,000 a Day in Ad Revenue

Technology : Shelly Palmer Digital Living (3 years ago)

The authors of MacOS malware ‘Flashback’ are reaping an estimated $10,000 a day by through an additional component, Symantec reports.  Read the full story at PC Mag Read Post

Whoops: Symantec was wrong, some 650K Macs still infected with Flashback

Technology : The Next Web Blog (3 years ago)

After a report Wednesday from security company Symantec put the number of Macs affected by the Flashback malware at just 140k, it appeared that Apple’s Java patch was working to... Read Post

The Flashback malware could earn its creators some $10,000 a day

Technology : The Next Web Blog (3 years ago)

Well, this is a bit discouraging. According to Symantec, the Flashback malware that has infected a great number of Mac machines could be earnings its creators huge money: Ad-clicking Trojans... Read Post


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