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Are Computer Crooks Renting Out Your PC?

April 10th, 2011 04:08 admin Leave a comment Go to comments


An anonymous reader writes “Brian Krebs recently posted an interesting piece looking at an invite-only service marketed on shadowy underground forums that lets crooks ‘rent’ or ‘buy’ access to individual botted PCs that can be used to tunnel traffic. The story looks at the mechanics of renting out bots, and the author traces some of the infected systems back to real businesses. From the post: ‘The Limited; Santiam Memorial Hospital in Stayton, Ore.; Salem, Mass. based North Shore Medical Center; marketing communications firm McCann-Erickson Worldwide; and the Greater Reno-Tahoe Economic Development Authority.’”

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