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I Was A Teenage Bot Master

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| One day in May 2005, a 16-year-old hacker...
|
| [...]
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| So great was SoBe's sense of impunity he continued the scheme even after
| Ancheta was arrested a few months later and charged with 17 felonies related
| to the hijacking of almost 400,000 PCs, some of them belonging to the US
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| Department of Defense.
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05...ter_sobe_owns/

It inspires confidence, doesn't it? The Department of Defense is now run by
children because it uses Teletubby Land Edition of Windows. AKill from
Australia had more zombies (more than a million). That's another kid
controlling just a fraction of about 320,000,000 Windows zombie PCs.

Fighting the agents of organized cybercrime

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| According to the Javelin Strategy & Research 2008 Identity Fraud Survey
| Report, ID fraud and theft totaled $51 billion in the U.S. over the past
| year, after peaking at $58 billion in 2006.
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http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/05/08/d...?eref=rss_tech

Everyone shares the burden and the cost.


Recent:

Bots rule in cyberspace

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| USA TODAY REPORTS that on an average day, 40 per cent of the 800 million
| computers connected to the Internet are bots used to send out spam, viruses
| and to mine for sensitive personal data. *
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ule-cyberspace
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/co...-botnets_N.htm
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