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Hip No Toad

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« on: 03-17-2004 12:21 »

I guess now we know what became of him after he was rebooted...

From Washington Post --

Hackers Embrace P2P Concept
Experts Fear 'PhatBot' Trojan Could Lead to New Wave of Spam or Denial-of-Service Attacks

By Brian Krebs
washingtonpost.com Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 17, 2004; 6:23 AM


Computer security experts in the private sector and U.S. government are monitoring the emergence of a new, highly sophisticated hacker tool that uses the same peer-to-peer (P2P) networking abilities that power controversial file-sharing networks like Kazaa and BearShare.

...The tool, a program that security researchers have dubbed "Phatbot," allows its authors to gain control over computers and link them into P2P networks that can be used to send large amounts of spam e-mail messages or to flood Web sites with data in an attempt to knock them offline.


full article at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A444-2004Mar17.html

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Bushmeister

Professor
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« Reply #1 on: 03-17-2004 12:36 »

Hehe, nice to see that silly hackers have some good taste. Although they probably just used 'phat' because they thought their new trojan was ... 'phat'.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #2 on: 03-17-2004 12:42 »

BAM

Government officials blamed the recent closure on a "Subject-not-deserving-own-thread-related-shutdown."
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