Botnet Threat

Last Monday, the story hit the news: Foreign hackers attacked a water treatment plant in Pennsylvania in early October and took control of a server there. A day later, we learned the reality wasn’t quite so dramatic: A water plant employee’s laptop picked up a virus, and the infection spread to a server, which was commandeered by a botnet, probably for use in mass-mailing spam.

What a relief, huh? It wasn’t a hacker attack on critical infrastructure — just another routine case of a computer hijacked for a botnet.

Now think: Exactly why is that so much better? Botnet Threat

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 7th November 2006 7:03AM