Posted By Pete at 10:55 AM, May 8, 2009
Brian Krebs on his Security Fix blog has posted an interesting read about the self destruction of a massive botnet, the botnet control tool that was used to do it, and the experience of a Webmaster whose Web server had been hacked and manipulated.
This story gives great insight as to what goes on in the underground world of cyber crime. It gives you an idea of just how much power these botnet controllers actually have. Now, this is a 100,000 node botnet (which is nothing to sneeze at), now what if the millions of PCs that are a part of the Kido (Conficker, Downadup) botnet all executed the "kill operating system" command... Can you imagine the chaos that will ensue when millions of people across the Internet can't boot into their Windows PCs anymore?
Posted by: Pete at 10:55 AM
Categories: General , Malware , Viruses
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