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 Arrests made in botnet crackdown

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This is not the russian botnets.
An 18 year old from NZ controlled 1.3 million computers, full story at this link.
www.bbc.co.uk/technology
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22030837
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks Teddy Very Happy

The BBC linky was not working for me.

Your link led me to others :LOL:

I found this article, with a statement by China's government, rather laughable, as every intrusion stopped by my firewall, has a Chinese IP

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22024360/

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Try this link for the botnet story
bbc




also another intersting one here about websearches being hijacked
bbc again
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I don't blame him. There's b*gger all to do in NZ apart from the sheep. Shocked Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I don't see what this kid thought he had to gain by doing this. Confused

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

^^^^^^^^ There's good money to be made renting out these bot armies to spammers and other miscreants.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Shocked Ooooh... Forgot about that...

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