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BBC team exposes cyber crime risk




BBC team exposes cyber crime risk
BBC team exposes cyber crime risk



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/7932816.stm 

BBC Click
12 March 2009

Software used to control thousands of home computers has been acquired 
online by the BBC as part of an investigation into global cyber crime.

The technology programme Click has demonstrated just how at risk PCs are 
of being taken over by hackers.

Almost 22,000 computers made up Click's network of hijacked machines, 
which has now been disabled.

The BBC has now warned users that their PCs are infected, and advised 
them on how to make their systems more secure.


Concerted attack

Click managed to acquire its own low-value botnet - the name given to a 
network of hijacked computers - after visiting chatrooms on the 
internet.

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