[ISN] Inside BBC's Chimera botnet

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 02:06:54 -0600 (CST)
Forwarded from: Dancho Danchev <dancho.danchev (at) gmail.com>

Excerpt : "Earlier this month, the controversial BBC purchase of a 
botnet and modifying the infected hosts in the name of “public interest” 
sparked a lot of debate on the pros and cons of their action. Condemned 
by certain security vendors, and naturally, at least from guerrilla PR 
perspective, applauded and encouraged as a awareness raising tactic by 
others, the discussion shifted from technical to moral and legal debate, 
leaving a single question unanswered - what is the name of the botnet 
that the BBC rented and what’s so special about it?

Until now. Let’s take a peek inside the BBC “Chimera Botnet” offered
for rent by a Russian Cybercrime-as-a-service (CaaS) vendor."


Dancho Danchev
Cyber Threats Analyst/Blogger

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