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Re: FBI Cracks Down (Again) on Zombie Computer Armies




Re: FBI Cracks Down (Again) on Zombie Computer Armies
Re: FBI Cracks Down (Again) on Zombie Computer Armies



Forwarded from: Dude VanWinkle 

On Nov 30, 2007 4:14 AM, InfoSec News  wrote: 
> http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/11/fbi-cracks-down.html 
>
> By Ryan Singel
> Wired.com - Threat Level
> November 29, 2007
>
> The FBI announced Thursday it had indicted or successfully prosecuted 
> eight individuals in a crack down on black hat hackers who use armies 
> of zombie computers to commit financial fraud, attack web sites with 
> floods of traffic and send spam. The crimes at issue involved more 
> than $20 million in losses, according to the FBI

Once again: Taking down the army of a botmaster of millions without 
disabling the botnet just makes sure the treasures of bot-armies past 
will be handed down to the next script kiddie in line.

Even though the first attempt at this was bungled by a child not 
experienced in matters failed, I think its worth another shot to send an 
"update your security and uninstall" final release before just leaving 
these willing combatants to another "dick-tater", as long as the 
software the FBi/NSA/SGC is audited by the open sores community..

-JP


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