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How long before we see botnets used for political purposes?

Posted by agaffin , 22 February 2011 · 160 views

Beyond crashing servers in other countries, that is. Computerworld outlines what we now know (thanks in part to Anonymous and its raid on HBGary) about US government efforts to ready armies of sock puppets to go into battle in social media.

Then again, you might not need formal botnets if you simply have lots of willing participants. The Tech Herald reports a group called the Iranian Cyber Army managed to replace the Voice of America's home page with one of its own. In the past, the group has exploited DNS holes to get its message out, by changing DNS numbers for the sites it attacked.




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