Flashback Only Made $600 A Day, Not $10,000

When Flashback made its brief run of terror through the Mac world a few weeks ago, it was reckoned that the malware's controllers were making $10,000 a day. It turns out the actual figure was lower -- much lower. ITNews reports that Symantec's revised its original $10,000 figure down to a much smaller $600 a day figure, largely because its original estimates presumed that all the instances of the trojan included the necessary ad-serving code that actually made Flashback's "owners" any cash; as it eventuated only around two per cent of the compromised machines actually got the ad-serving payload.[ITNews]