30 Sep '13, 1pm

ZeroAccess: Sinkhole Sucks Brains From Big Bitcoin Mining Botnet - TechWeekEurope UK

ZeroAccess: Sinkhole Sucks Brains From Big Bitcoin Mining Botnet - TechWeekEurope UK

One of the biggest botnets in the world has had a quarter of its bots taken out of action, thanks to a sinkholing operation from security researchers. ZeroAccess had a 1.9 million bots under its control, but half a million have now been detached from the malicious peer-to-peer network. P2P botnets are harder to sinkhole than traditional malicious networks , as they don’t have central points of control like others do. The botnet was one of the biggest Bitcoin mining botnets in the world, having bots help work out tricky mathematical problems to produce coins of the cyrpto-currency. ZeroAccess also earned plenty of money by delivering a click fraud Trojan, which would generate artificial clicks on ads as if they were from legitimate users. ZeroAccess takes a hit Whilst neither of ZeroAccess’ two main operations directly impacts victims’ bank balances, it has caused significa...

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