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 Post subject: Are nations paying criminals for botnet attacks?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:41 pm 
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Are nations paying criminals for botnet attacks?
Nations may not need technical skills to launch cyber attacks
By Ellen Messmer Framingham | Wednesday, 18 November, 2009

Nations that want to disrupt their enemies' banking, media and government resources don't need their own technical skills; they can simply order botnet attack services from cybercriminals.

That's a point made in McAfee's new report "Virtually Here: The Age of Cyber Warfare," which draws from the opinions of about 20 experts, including William Crowell, former deputy director of the U.S. National Security Agency.
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 Post subject: Re: Are nations paying criminals for botnet attacks?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:53 am 
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Leaves you wondering where the definitions is between good and bad guys doesn't it?



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