At least nine of the ring of hackers that developed the “Fireball” malware have been arrested by Chinese authorities, according to state-run news outlets.
Fireball’s reach was one of the world’s most extensive. News of it emerged a month ago, and it’s been estimated to have infected 250 million computers worldwide — or about 20 percent of corporate networks.
The hackers behind it worked at a Beijing digital marketing company named Rafotech, had earned more than 80 million yuan ($11.84 million) generating fake clicks and traffic to other websites, according to Chinese paper Beijing Youth Daily. Read more…
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