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Cyber spy network looms large over online security

TAGs: online espionage, The Shadow Network

Big Botnet is watching over you

Big Botnet is watching over you

In the old days these gangsters would just hit websites with DOSS attacks, but these internet crooks are no longer in denial, they have become more sophisticated – and shadowy. University of Toronto researchers have discovered one of the biggest online spy rings in the world. The shadow network, or Botnet, has extracted personal data from visa applications, top-secret files and computers from all around the world. They’ve even hacked into the Office of the Dalai Lama. What else do they know? Have they broken into the Pentagon? Did they grass up Tiger Woods? Are they on to my 4-2-3-1 system for winning Championship Manager. Doh..! Read more.

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