Zombies for sale

Zombies for saleZombies for sale: The Register describes growing knowledge of the networks which cultivate, sell, and exploit networks of infected computers. The article focuses on the profit angle in spam, but there definitely seems to be a profit angle in selling warfare against the information structure too… just turning on a network to do distributed denial-of-service attacks against a given site or trunk in concert with a bombing, gassing, or other physical attack seems like an obvious multiplier. Some day we'll look back and say “Remember back towards 2004, when newbies' computers were available for sale like that? What were they thinking…!?”  [JD on MX]

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