[ Security professionals are leery of one-way public-private partnerships, but Operation Ghost Click shows that the model is necessary to take on international threats. See Teaming Up To Take Down Threats. ]
The botnet was used for a click-fraud scheme, which netted the gang behind it more than $14 million. The group allegedly used it to create phony advertising clicks to businesses that paid affiliate fees. Operation Ghost Click resulted in the arrests of six Estonian nationals -- a Russian suspect remains at large.
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