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    New botnet discovered

    A new botnet of almost 2m machines has been discovered.

    The scary bit is:

    In total, 77 government-owned domains from around the world, at both federal and local government level, were infiltrated.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/16371...n_systems.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil View Post
    A new botnet of almost 2m machines has been discovered.

    The scary bit is:
    We get to blame another country inviting them to be big-brother compliant. Funny thing is......They believe 2million PC's are being controlled by only 6 people. Well? Handle it. This is like assisting a heroin, slut-butt ghetto white chick who got raped and blaming the incident on a whole race of people. Could be the Bin Laden network!

    Government wants to monitor every network on the planet. Criminals already outsmarted them by infecting their computers on purpose. When they get caught.... didn't know it was there. Besides, who are watching the watchers? Besides they are not the only ones clinking on links using inferior window products. Betta watch those cookies
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    We get to blame another country inviting them to be big-brother compliant.
    Not exactly, nobody says it is Ukrainian government sponsored, or even that the people are Ukrainians. It just happens to be a place where you can avoid detection relatively easily, so long as you don't attack anything in the Ukraine.

    This is about the Conficker worm:

    Variant E of the worm was the first to use its base of infected computers for an ulterior purpose. It downloads and installs, from a web server hosted in the Ukraine, two additional payloads.
    It doesn't infect Ukrainian address blocks either

    They believe 2million PC's are being controlled by only 6 people.
    Sure.................with current botnet technology that is quite believable.............it's a distributed peer to peer management model.

    Hey, you know it makes sense as well?.................I could probably find 5 other people to trust but 50? I guess that is part of the reason earlier botnets were a lot smaller than these days?

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