Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Hackers, spyware, and bots

"Like Ancheta, 0x80 installs adware and spyware surreptitiously, though the law requires the computer owner's consent. The young hacker doesn't have much sympathy for his victims. "All those people in my botnet, right, if I don't use them, they're just gonna eventually get caught up in someone else's net, so it might as well be mine," 0x80 says. "I mean, most of these people I infect are so stupid they really ain't got no business being on [the Internet] in the first place."" A very in-depth article about the hacker-bot community. (Even more telling was the fact that the pic that accompanied thearticle identified the tint town the hacker lives in).

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