Friday, March 12, 2010

Technology Review: Huge 'botnet' amputated, but criminals reconnect

Fault-tolerant cyber-criminals – a sign of the times

The sudden takedown of an Internet provider thought to be helping spread one of the most promiscuous pieces of malicious software out there appears to have cut off criminals from potentially millions of personal computers under their control.
But the victory was short-lived. Less than a day after a service known as "AS Troyak" was unplugged from the Internet, security researchers said Wednesday it apparently had found a way to get back online, and criminals were reconnecting with their unmoored machines.

Technology Review: Huge 'botnet' amputated, but criminals reconnect

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