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    Default Article:Botnet master hits the kill switch, takes down 100,000 PCs

    Those behind the Zeus botnet recently decided to press the big red button, bluescreening 100,000 computers around the globe. Security experts aren't sure why yet, although they have some ideas.

    Botnets aren't just dangerous because they can steal massive amounts of personal data and launch denial-of-service attacks—they can also self-destruct, leaving the owners of affected machines in the dust. The controllers of one such botnet recently hit the kill switch for one reason or another, taking down some 100,000 infected computers with it.

    Read More here: http://arstechnica.com/security/news...100000-pcs.ars


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    Thanks for posting this, which everyone here should read and take note of. I hate the b...................... who make such things and think they are cowards amongst other things that I am too polite to mention. The one good thing about very many others is that we all here look out for security things and post them so that we are all made aware of them

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    an unnerving scenario for sure

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botnet

    thanks for heads up, roraniel

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    "Many cyber criminals...using the Zeus crimeware kit aren't very skilled."

    I have always believed that people resort to crime not because they need money ect., but because they are not intelligent or have some other mental challenge. But that is just MHO.

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    thanks for informing, there are lots of security issues are arising day by day, keep yourself up to date to remain safe and protected.

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