stanni Posted March 17, 2009 Share Posted March 17, 2009 Hey, Just watched a BBC program about hacking and security and the main topic was about bot-nets. I thought at first it would be pretty crap but they actually went and bought a bot-net themselves which contained 21,000 bots. They also showed 2 examples of what it can do, firstly by making all the bots send spam to an e-mail account they setup and secondly doing an DOS attack against a website and shutting it down. At the end though, they changed background images on the computers of all the effected owners to an image telling them what has happened and how to protect themselves against it and then destroyed the bot-net by sending a message to all the bots to remove the Trojan of the PC. If you want to watch it here is the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00jc...ick_14_03_2009/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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