View Single Post
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 21st November, 2008, 07:08 PM
Daniel ~'s Avatar
Daniel ~ Daniel ~ is offline
Chief BBS Administrator
Join Date: September 2001
Location: Seattle Wa.
Posts: 45,606

Orphaned Bots Not Necessarily Free Or Clean

Written by Daniel
Friday, 21 November 2008
Half a million former bot machines are at risk of reinfection or are still under cybercriminal control

Nov 20, 2008 | 03:36 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins

It has been a week since a half-million bot-infected machines were suddenly freed from their "master" botnet servers after ISPs pulled the plug on the illicit McColo hosting service. So now what happens to those orphaned bot machines? [Front page...]
"Though all men live in ignorance before mystery,
they need not live in darkness...
Justice is foundation and Mercy ETERNAL

"All that we do is touched by Ocean
Yet we remain on the shore of what we know."
Richard Wilbur

Subscribers! Ask Pitch about a Custom Sig Graphic

Reply With Quote