Inside a Russian malware scheme that hijacked 500,000 computers

autor: | Říj 7, 2014 | English News

At its peak, the malware ring had control of half a million computers, using keystroke logging to harvest banking passwords and then putting the computers to work in a botnet. By growing slowly and staying one step ahead of anti-virus software, the group was able to go undetected for years — until a lapse in its own security allowed a Proofpoint security researcher named Wayne Huang to get a look at the organization from the inside.

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