The Mysterious Botnets of China
...The botnets have military uses as well. It is feared that the thousands of botnets controlled by gangs in China, may be a "military reserve" for the Chinese Cyber War organization. A lot of the online gang activity seems to come out of China, and the Chinese government has relationships with hacker groups, and perhaps some of the gangs as well. Of course, you could never admit to relationships like this.
But as was discovered after Saddam Hussein was overthrown in 2003, many of the Iraqi gangs were either in business with the government, or part of it. Information Warfare
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