engine - 3:04 pm on Oct 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
If click fraud is one of the objectives of this botnet, i'm pleased to hear it's been disabled. I seem to be seeing refunds on a much more frequent basis nowadays.
It brings PPC and click fraud into focus, again.
Symantec has disabled part of one of the world's largest networks of infected computers.
About 500,000 hijacked computers have been taken out of the 1.9 million strong ZeroAccess botnet, the security company said.
The zombie computers were used for advertising and online currency fraud and to infect other machines.500,000 ZeroAccess Botnet-Infected Computers Disabled - Implicated in Click Fraud [bbc.co.uk]