August 20, 2009
Interview with a Botmaster
Two things about this article on botnets are interesting:
- “The botmaster, upon realizing that one of his bots was suddenly sentient, appeared to assume that the researcher was a fellow botmaster and that their respective networks had ‘collided.’ The researcher worked to strengthen the botmasterís assumption. Pretending to be a fellow botmaster, the researcher asked about the server software. Figure 3 shows the initial conversation with the botmaster.” (Here.)
- Who’s responsible for this bit of investigative cyber-journalism? Why, it’s… Cisco. I think you’re going to see more and more entities not traditionally in the business of journalism supporting and publishing stuff like this.