01 July 2009
By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service
A new piece of malicious software has been discovered that cheats Google and potentially other search engines out of money.
The Trojan horse perpetuates click fraud, a scam in which web advertisements are clicked in excess or under misleading circumstances in order to generate revenue for those who own the web pages the ads appear on.
The malware, called "FFSearcher," is "one of the more clever" ones seen of late, wrote Joe Stewart, director of malware analysis at SecureWorks, on a company blog.
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