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Dutch Arrest Large Botnet Ring


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#1 jgweed

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 11:18 PM

From an InformationWeek article by Gregg Keizer:

Dutch police arrested three men for creating a botnet of more than 100,000 compromised PCs, authorities in the Netherlands said Friday. They allege the botnet was used in an attempt to extort a U.S. company, to steal PayPal and eBay accounts, and to install adware and spyware.


Complete article at:
http://informationweek.com/story/showArtic...cleID=171204550

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John


UPDATE, Oct. 20: upon further review, Dutch authorities now estimate the number of infected PCs to be 1.5 MILLION!!!!!!!
http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2144375/...n-ruled-million

Edited by jgweed, 20 October 2005 - 02:48 PM.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 11:04 AM

Hope the international WWW anti-crime teams keep up the good work! Wonder how long it will take to "clean the crap" off those 100,000 pc's?

I wonder who the "undisclosed U.S. company" is?

Edited by buttoni, 11 October 2005 - 11:11 AM.

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