By Kevin Poulsen
February 04, 2009
What's the most powerful weapon you can wield when playing Halo 3
I know. You can control the entire map with a battle rifle and a couple
of sticky grenades. But that teeny-bopper you just pwned has you beat
with the tiny botnet he leased with his allowance money.
That's because Xbox Live gamers are increasingly turning to easy-to-use
botnet software with names like "Bio Zombie Booter" to exact lingering
revenge on their online foes, reports Christopher Boyd at
Several programs available online, accompanied by YouTube tutorials,
make it easy to sniff out your opponent's IP address, then aim a few
dozen zombie machines at him in a distributed denial-of-service attack.
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