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Zombie Computers Decried As Imminent National Threat

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posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 09:00 PM
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Zombie Computers Decried As Imminent National Threat


blog.wired.com

Today's botnet herders have hundreds of thousands of computers at their command and use technically sophisticated ways to hide their headquarters, making it easy for them to make millions from spam and credit card theft. They can also be used to direct floods of fake traffic at a targeted website in order to bring down a rival, extract protection money or less frequently, used to make a political point in the case of attacks on Estonia and the Church of Scientology.
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posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 09:00 PM
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"Terrorism with botnets is overrated," McAfee's Telafici said. "But if you are looking at the economic burden of botnets, we could probably do without it."


Yep, the internet is becoming more of a battlefield than the traditional view of it as a way to communicate and learn.

How will we prepare ourselves?



blog.wired.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 4/9/2008 by die_another_day]



posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 09:03 PM
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We prepared ourselves or at least were warned earlier by reading the 11th post down from this one


here
www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 9/4/08 by MikeboydUS]



posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 06:29 PM
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Oh wow... so close i was probably typing then lol.



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