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14 May 2012, 09:18

Worth Reading: Confessions of a botnet operator

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Botnet icon A self-confessed botnet operator has posted answers to readers' questions on the Reddit social news web site. He claims to control a relatively small botnet made up of approximately 10,000 bots based on the Zeus trojan. His answers paint an interesting picture. Always bearing in mind that the writer is, most probably, a narcissistic criminal, his assessments of computer security and his depiction of the ecosystem and technology around Zeus offer some interesting insights.

Reader postings dominate the main IAmA a malware coder and botnet operator page – readers who are more interested in the bot operator's responses are better off starting from his user page and displaying the context for individual entries as required.



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