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Script kiddies get Twitter controlled botnets

Unread postby Sludge3000 » May 14th, 2010, 5:02 am

A security researcher has unearthed a tool that simplifies the process of building bot armies that take their marching orders from specially created Twitter accounts.

TwitterNet Builder offers script kiddies a point-type-and-click interface that forces infected PCs to take commands from a Twitter account under the control of attackers. Bot herders can then force the zombies to carry out denial-of-service attacks or silently download and install software with the ease of their Twitter-connected smartphones.

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Re: Script kiddies get Twitter controlled botnets

Unread postby Elrond » May 21st, 2010, 2:35 am

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