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SpyEye Botnet’s Bogus Billing Feature

September 17, 2010

Miscreants who control large groupings of hacked PCs or “botnets” are always looking for ways to better monetize their crime machines, and competition among rival exploit kit developers is leading to several ingenious new features. The SpyEye botnet kit, for example, now not only allows botnet owners to automate the extraction of credit card and other financial data from infected systems, but it also can be configured to use those credentials to gin up bogus sales at online stores set up by the botmaster.