Saturday, March 6, 2010

Massive Spanish Botnet Busted, But Hacker Mastermind Remains Unknown

From Discover Magazine:

Spanish authorities announced this week that they shut down what appears to be the largest botnet ever discovered.

The Mariposa botnet, which first appeared in 2008, was a network of nearly 13 million virus-infected PCs, remotely operated by thieves stealing private information from computers in half the Fortune 1000 companies and 190 countries. Though three men are now in custody, worries over the bot are far from over.

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