Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday December 04, 2015

FBI, Microsoft Help Take Down Massive Global Botnet

Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when Microsoft comes for you. That song will be stuck in your head the rest of the day. wink

Known as Dorkbot (not to be confused with the electronic art collective of the same name), the botnet is created by infecting computers with malware which then lets hackers use them for a variety of nefarious activities like sending spam or stealing personal info -- login info for sites like Facebook, Netflix, Gmail, Paypal and Twitter were particularly targeted.