Good guys hijack evil botnet

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Computer science researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara earlier this year managed to infiltrate the Torpig botnet, a vast zombie network of infected Windows computers designed to steal identities and money from its victims. Torpig infects machines with malware, then monitors keystrokes to steal user names and passwords for logging into online banks and other sites.

Guest: Giovanni Vigna, UCSB

One Response to “Good guys hijack evil botnet”

  1. Tom Westheimer says:

    why didn’t they inform the user and uninstall or disable the bot for the users?