ZeroAccess botnet made $2,000/day in Bitcoins

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    One of the biggest botnets in the world sees half a million bots made inactive as law enforcement takes an interest. One of the biggest botnets in the world has had a quarter of its bots taken out of...

    ZeroAccess botnet made $2,000/day in Bitcoins
     
  2. Speed Weed

    Speed Weed Maha Guru

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    That's absolutely amazing!
    Is there really any way to check whether your rig is being used as a netbot to guide the unsuspecting to porn sites for example.
    I'd hate to find two pairs of size tens on my doorstep all set to confiscate mine.
     
  3. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    I think you'd know. Clearly it was pushing those computers hard, so you'd notice it being sluggish. I'm guessing some program would show up in task manager sucking up most of your resources too.
     
  4. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Ancient Guru

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    Nothing to see here folks. It's just the NSA doing their bi-annual internet cleanup.
     

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    shadex Master Guru

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    NetZero isn't doing anything illegal... but it's those Freemasonry trying so hard to control currency on their own terms. Pffft.
     
  6. shadex

    shadex Master Guru

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    I read the entire article.. ok, I get it now. Stealing people's computer to mine bitcoin for profit is WRONG!

    Systematic seems to be running this operation without any jurisdictional approval? Is the corporation above the law now?
     
  7. Speed Weed

    Speed Weed Maha Guru

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    Thanks, scoter man1.
    Hadn't noticed anything like that while downloading all sorts of stuff from YouTube, since I found that their database holds a lot more than just Hitler parodies. ;)
    The profs over at Yale and Stanford seem only too happy to upload their lecture material, and they make it really interesting as well, especially the stuff about astrophysics and the Big Bang Theory. ;)
     
  8. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Yea your GPU would be running high clocks constantly

    But saying that, AMDs drivers can do that just as easily too :p
     

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