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Malware campaign inflated views of pro-Russia videos

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    A botnet designed for Web advertising fraud was also used to nudge up the number of views of some pro-Russian videos on the website DailyMotion, according to security vendor Trustwave.

    An investigation into what appeared to be strictly ad fraud turned out to have a surprising political angle, wrote Rami Kogan of Trustwave's SpiderLabs, in a blog post on Thursday.

    "We can't know for sure who's behind the fraudulent promotion of video clips, but it appears to be politically motivated," he wrote.

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