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Click-fraud malware now used for Russian propaganda

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    Malware typically used artificially inflate advertising revenues is now being used to promote Russian propaganda on the Dailymotion video site, according to a report released today by Trustwave.

    According to the report, the malware campaign starts out with the Angler exploit kit, which installs the Bedep Trojan on victim computers. Bedep is typically used for click fraud, said Ziv Mador, VP of security research at Chicago-based Trustwave Holdings, Inc.

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    Lately, however, it's been used to drive up traffic to videos on Dailymotion, a video site based in France.

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