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Bringing Botnets Out of the Shadows

Nicholas Albright’s first foray into some of the darkest alleys of the Internet came in November 2004, shortly after his father committed suicide. About a month following his father’s death, Albright discovered that online criminals had broken into his dad’s personal computer and programmed it to serve as part of a worldwide, distributed network for storing pirated software and movies. Albright managed to get the network shuttered with a call to the company providing the Internet access the criminals were using to control it. From that day forward, Albright poured all of his free time and pent-up anger over his father’s death into assembling “Shadowserver,” group of individuals dedicated to battling large, remote-controlled herds of hacked personal PCs, also known as “botnets.” Full Story

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