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Cyber Criminals Hijacked 4 Million Computers

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ericbenson81, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. ericbenson81

    ericbenson81 Junior Member

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    Thought I'd share....

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    http://news.yahoo.com/feds-cyber-criminals-hijacked-4-million-computers-184840508.html
     
  2. Black.Star

    Black.Star Junior Member

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    Nice one ^^
     
  3. ilovechucktaylor

    ilovechucktaylor Regular Member

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    Nice one ..

    Don't know why I found this funny

    "The Internet is pervasive because it is such a useful tool, but it is a tool that can be exploited by those with bad intentions and a little know-how."

    He meant they don't know how to use internet properly ?
    Ahhhhh , come on now .. :tongue1:
     
  4. Chees

    Chees Regular Member

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    for some reason I find that inspiring
     
  5. Chees

    Chees Regular Member

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    I think they meant you don't need to know that much in order to get 4mil zombies lol
     
  6. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    They didn't really do anything wrong only made money from redirecting to sites with ads,and why is the FBI invloved there not from the U.S. the FBI should be investigating the ATF for gun running.
     
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  7. madoctopus

    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    @14 mil revenue I think so it's worth the effort :) damn it
     
  9. bewithme465

    bewithme465 Regular Member

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    wow how they do it man how they are smart ass really from my childhood i here a lot about hackers i don't understand is they are HERO's or VILLAIN's
    i just feel great about them since robbing that many computers it is not a easy thing
    ANYWAY I JUST FOR THERE WORK ALL HAIL to them
     
  10. huubert

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    All guys from my home country :) It was today big in the news. This is probably going to end as the biggest confiscation in Estonian history. 1 million euro in cash, several cars, and 150(!) real estate objects.
    I was just wondering when this will show up on BHW when I saw it in the news :)
     
  11. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Is Estonia only going after them cause they of all the bribes they get from the u.s. Government?
     
  12. huubert

    huubert Registered Member

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    I highly doubt the Estonian police would have found it out on their own, as there were no victims in Estonia. According to media it was a joint operation with FBI and NASA.
    As for bribes, no, I don't thinks so. We are no 3rd war country and the corruption level is pretty low :)
     
  13. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Sorry,I thought it was a 3rd world country because of the media.:eek:
     
  14. Black.Star

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    :cool:
     
  15. The Select Few

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    Was just reading this & was just about to post this from yahoo. Funny article =)
     
  16. farfetchedmoney

    farfetchedmoney Regular Member

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    You know I was coming in here to type similiar to what you wrote, but, you beat me to it. As for the other part of your question about the FBI. The FBI probably gotten involved because they hacked gov't sites as well. Had they just stuck to the ads they may have been fine.

    Makes you kinda wish you were a computer geek. On the other hand, there is more than one way to skin a cat, and, it can be done above ground(white hat). Thanks :)
     
  17. huubert

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    Don't know about others, but some NASA sites were definitely involved :)
     
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  18. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Why do so many hackers resort to illegal activity instead of making programs and selling them?
     
  19. Black.Star

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    You just donĀ“t understand the mindset of hackers.
    Let me say it this way...
    It is way more fun and exciting to do illegal stuff then do what everyone wants you to do.
    Most I know, do it because everything else in life feels boring as shit...
    And most of them are really, really smart.
    I also started because school and life is extremly boring for me and I just needed a challenge beside of reading tons of books every day =)