Ad Fraud ‘Zombie Army’ Has Penetrated Fortune 500 Companies: Report

Fraud intelligence platform Pixalate released research Wednesday about Xindi, a botnet that it believes has taken over as many as 8 million computers in more than 5,000 legitimate organizations. The group includes 10 percent of Fortune 500 companies, 200 financial and government organizations and about 1,500 university networks, it said. Pixalate said that some Internet Protocol (IP) addresses — or numbers identifying devices that belong to a specific network — from Wells Fargo, Citigroup, LPL Financial, Bloomberg and Morgan Stanley machines seem to have been infected by Xindi. General Motors, Lowe’s and Marriott International also made the concerning list.

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