Luis Corrons

The Business of Being a Scumbag, Part II

The Business of Being a Scumbag, Part II From today’s Direct Newsline email newsletter (no apparent way to link to it) comes another view into how the Internet Axis of Evil carries out its mission. Zombie Computer Network Commits Click Fraud A global network of 34,000 “zombie” computers infected with a Trojan Horse virus is being used to commit click fraud against pay-per-click (PPC) advertisers, according to software security research firm PandaLabs. It is thought to be the largest click-fraud bot network detected so far, and comes at a time when advertisers are reported to be growing increasingly worried about wasting their performance-ad dollars on unqualified clicks. The firm reported Friday that, according to data it has observed, the computers…