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Re: BBC team exposes cyber crime risk




Re: BBC team exposes cyber crime risk
Re: BBC team exposes cyber crime risk



Forwarded from: security curmudgeon 

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

The BBC hacked into 22,000 computers as part of an investigation into 
cybercrime but the move quickly backfired, with legal experts claiming 
the broadcaster broke the law and security gurus saying the experiment 
went too far.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/security/bbc-cybercrime-probe-backfires/2009/03/13/1236447465056.html 


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