Hacking the hackers

Hacking the hackers

Posted on March 29th, 2012 by admin

Chalk one up to the good guys!

A team including CrowdStrike, Dell SecureWorks, the Honeynet Project and Kaspersky Lab used a hackers own network structure to disable over 118,000 bot-infected computers.

Using a technique called “sinkholing”, they gave the infected computers bogus instructions and pointed them to servers that the good guys controlled thereby removing them from control of the bad guys.

That has to be such a satisfying feeling, almost as nice as never having to look at the Spam folder that used to be called your inbox.

 See the full story at “ComputerWorld”