A number of news reports have picked up on a blog post by Spider.io, where the web analytics firm discusses a botnet that can allegedly generate more than $6 million a month through bogus clicks on online adverts.
The botnet, which Spider.io has dubbed “Chameleon”, is said to have infected some 120,000 computers in the United States.
When I read stories like this, the first thing I want to check is – “Do Sophos products detect this? Are we protecting our customers?”
In this particular case, that’s hard to definitively answer – because Spider.io hasn’t shared much in the way of information. The name isn’t used by other anti-virus products, and no checksums or VirusTotal links are offered in the blog post…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.