Allamorph Posted February 26, 2010 Share Posted February 26, 2010 [FONT=Calibri][URL="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8537741.stm"][COLOR="Blue"]Article[/COLOR][/URL]. (BBC) So essentially, in a combined effort with Symantec (creators of Norton), The University of Washington, and independent e-intelligence foundation [URL="http://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/"][COLOR="Blue"]Shadowserver[/COLOR][/URL], Microsoft has managed to secure a legal order to temporarily switch off domains to the Waledac botnet, one of the ten largest in the States. Essentially, a botnet is a series of networked computers (networked I assume through the internet) all infected by the same virus by the same hacker. Spammers use this botnet to send loads of crap email to other internet users. Here's a [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botnet#Formation_and_exploitation"][COLOR="Blue"]nice section[/COLOR][/URL] from Wikipedia describing it more completely. I always wondered who the frack sat around sending that crap all day.[/FONT] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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