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[ISN] Inside BBC's Chimera botnet
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 âpublic interestâ
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 whatâs so special about it?
Until now. Letâs take a peek inside the BBC âChimera Botnetâ offered
for rent by a Russian Cybercrime-as-a-service (CaaS) vendor."
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