Botnet Uses BitTorrent to Push Movie Files

A group of malicious hackers is using the BitTorrent peer-to-peer software to push copies of movies and Disney cartoons onto infected machines. A group of hackers in the Middle East is believed to be responsible for the BitTorrent infections, which were observed on a network of computers infected by a recent instant message worm.

It is the first known instance of the popular P2P software being used by hackers for malicious purposes, according to researchers at FaceTime Communications Inc., an IM security company. Botnet Uses BitTorrent to Push Movie Files

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 21st December 2005 9:26PM