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The Impact of the ZeroAccess Botnet

IMPACT OF ZEROACCESS BOTNET One of the largest P2P botnets ever known X 1.9 million ZeroAccess carries out two revenue generation activities BITCOIN MINING CLICK FRAUD *Botnet generates... Click fraud generates 1.9Mx 488 TB network traffic/day Per annum earnings: Tens of millions US$!!! Earns US$ 2,165/day Uses 3,458 MWh/day Power for > 111,000 homes/day Cost of electricity > US$ 560,887/day SEP2013 * Based on a test PC with Pentium D94534GHZ CPU running 24 hoursa day. Unit price of electricity of $0.1622 KWh. Annual USaverage home electricity usage of 11280 KWh. Sources http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id 97&t3 http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.cfm?t=epmt_5_6_a http://www.symantec.com/connect/symantec-blogs/sr V Symantec. @threatintel | www.symantec.com

The Impact of the ZeroAccess Botnet

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Symantec Security Response examines the potential impact of the ZeroAccess botnet – one of the largest botnets active in 2013.

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