Re: BBC team exposes cyber crime risk

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by ~BD~, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. ~BD~

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    ~BD~ wrote:
    > Software used to control thousands of home computers has been acquired
    > online by the BBC as part of an investigation into global cyber crime.
    > The technology programme Click has demonstrated just how at risk PCs are
    > of being taken over by hackers.
    >
    > Almost 22,000 computers made up Click's network of hijacked machines,
    > which has now been disabled.
    >
    > The BBC has now warned users that their PCs are infected, and advised
    > them on how to make their systems more secure.
    >
    > See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/7932816.stm



    Changing PCs without permission always wrong?

    An investigation by the BBC into cybercrime may itself have broken UK
    computer crime law!

    See: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/12/bbc_botnet_probe/
     
    ~BD~, Mar 13, 2009
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