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Hackers fight to create world's largest Botnet - Hackers fight to create world's largest Botnet
Thu, August 18 2005 | 8:19AM | PermaLink Feedback?
Experts are warning that the sharp rise in malware activity this week is being caused by hacking groups competing with each other to create large botnets of remote controlled PCs. The worm attacks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday appear to come from three distinct hacking groups according to Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure. What has made these worms different is the speed with which they were created. Microsoft released its patches on August 9 and the patches had been reverse engineered and exploit code was released by August 12. Since then three distinct worm types have exploited the vulnerability.
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