[ISN] Botnets Beat Spartan Laser on Halo 3

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 00:56:10 -0600 (CST)

By Kevin Poulsen 
Threat Level
February 04, 2009

What's the most powerful weapon you can wield when playing Halo 3 

I know. You can control the entire map with a battle rifle and a couple 
of sticky grenades. But that teeny-bopper you just pwned has you beat 
with the tiny botnet he leased with his allowance money.

That's because Xbox Live gamers are increasingly turning to easy-to-use 
botnet software with names like "Bio Zombie Booter" to exact lingering 
revenge on their online foes, reports Christopher Boyd at 

Several programs available online, accompanied by YouTube tutorials, 
make it easy to sniff out your opponent's IP address, then aim a few 
dozen zombie machines at him in a distributed denial-of-service attack.


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