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Submission + - FBI's operation against Bot Masters

Aditi.Tuteja writes: "FBI have put charges against three people for violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Under cybercrime initiative, called Operation Bot Roast, which has identified more than a million PCs infected with bot software.

Securityfocus reported that the U.S. Department of Justice have joined hands with Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University and the Botnet Task Force, their aim is to disrupt the operations of bot masters that compromise their victims machines to use for sending spam or attacking other computers."

As in certain cults it is possible to kill a process if you know its true name. -- Ken Thompson and Dennis M. Ritchie

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