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Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, March 16, 2009

BBC Uses Botnet For Demo In TV Program

An upcoming episode of the BBC's program BBC Click TV will demonstrate how botnets send spam. But the network used its own botnet to show how easy it is to do so, and might have broken British law when it did that, according to one blogger. According to a Guardian story, the BBC told PC owners  that "their PCs had been compromised, and it had closed down the botnet." So, says one lawyer, the network probably has nothing to fear. But does that make it all right? Read more here.

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