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+ - 9 million PCs infected with ZeroAccess botnet->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "In recent months, we've seen the rootkit family Win32/Sirefef and Win64/Sirefef (also known as ZeroAccess) update its command and control protocol and grow to infect more computers while connecting to over one million computers globally. Disclose the ZeroAccess has been installed on computers over nine million times with the current number of active infected PCs numbering around one million. The current size of the botnet is somewhere in the region of 1 million machines spread throughout the world, but with the majority located in the U.S. Click fraud and Bitcoin mining can earn the botnet owners a potential $100,000 a day.

http://thehackernews.com/2012/09/9-million-pcs-infected-with-zeroaccess.html"

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