Harvesting a Bot Army (Part 1)

What would happen if a semi-skilled hacker decided to harvest some computers, and then in turn sell access to them? It is an intriguing concept that we will explore over the next few articles......An idea had crystallized in Johnís mind last night though while he was chatting in IRC with one of his friends. They had been chatting about DDoS attacks, and the methods that some hackers use to harvest their zombie armies. It came to John that if someone chose to sell access to these harvested computers, there could very well be a buck or two in it. The idea of making a few dollars greatly appealed to John. There was a problem though, he did not know a great deal about exploit code that was used to harvest these vast bot armies. Shells for Sale! (Part 1)

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 25th October 2005 11:47AM