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A botnet that redirected clicks from millions of PCs has been shut down by Microsoft and Symantec, at least for the moment. Based on the fraudulent traffic generated by the Bamital botnet, the two companies estimate that its operators netted more than $1 million a year by redirecting unsuspecting computer users to websites they didn't intend to go, cashing in on the traffic with online advertising networks.
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Microsoft destroys a "Massive search fraud botnet" with Symantec." http://t.co/0HurgnxV - @arstechnica

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