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Flashback Trojan maker missed out on fraudulent ad click payout

By Shawn Knight
May 17, 2012
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  1. At the height of the Flashback Trojan, experts say it spread to more than 600,000 Macs worldwide. Aside from being a pain in the rear end of those who were...

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  2. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 446   +17

    How can these payment NOT be traced in this day and age...
     
  3. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

    $14,000 isn't bad for 3 weeks :p
     
  4. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    But how about the time he spend doing the Trojan?
     
  5. You all are missing the point...the author of the virus obviously could care little...its about the skill of the code and proving that all those ignorant mac users who think they are above eveyone are no different than any other OS. .... the sheep have been sheared :)

    Flame on !!!
     
  6. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

    Hard work pays off?
     
  7. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 723   +51

    Ah, ain't I so happy with Linux...
     
  8. The truth was no hackers cared enough to make a virus for Mac, the real money was in the larger demographic of Windows. Then an article comes out saying Macs security is 10 years behind Windows.
    Serves em right for acting holier than thou.
     

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