Building a Legal Botnet in the Cloud

Two researchers have built a botnet using free anonymous accounts. They only collected 1,000 accounts, but there's no reason this can't scale to much larger numbers.

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:33 AM • 3 Comments

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LarkinJuly 25, 2014 11:50 AM

Read the TOS. And since when do these characters care whether it's legal or not.

JRDJuly 25, 2014 12:22 PM

The care whether or not it's legal when they want to give a talk about it and not get arrested afterwards.

MatJuly 25, 2014 2:45 PM

The litecoin profitability has dropped exponentially in the last few months. I'm not sure it is still worth the effort.

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