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ZeroAccess: A look at just how big a botnet can get

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine just how contagious a botnet can be, and then sometimes you see them from space. Security researchers at F-Secure created this look at ZeroAccess botnet infections today, across the United States and the world.


FJP: ZeroAccess turns a computer into a peer-to-peer hub that then downloads more malware and waits for further commands. Via Sophos:

ZeroAccess uses a peer-to-peer network to download plugin files which carry out various tasks designed to generate revenue for the botnet owners. Our researchers monitored this network for a period of two months to discover where in the world the peers were located and what kind of files the botnet was being instructed to download.
We found the IP addresses of infected machines from a total of 198 countries ranging from the tiny island nation of Kiribati to the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.

sunfoundation:

ZeroAccess: A look at just how big a botnet can get

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine just how contagious a botnet can be, and then sometimes you see them from space. Security researchers at F-Secure created this look at ZeroAccess botnet infections today, across the United States and the world.

FJP: ZeroAccess turns a computer into a peer-to-peer hub that then downloads more malware and waits for further commands. Via Sophos:

ZeroAccess uses a peer-to-peer network to download plugin files which carry out various tasks designed to generate revenue for the botnet owners. Our researchers monitored this network for a period of two months to discover where in the world the peers were located and what kind of files the botnet was being instructed to download.

We found the IP addresses of infected machines from a total of 198 countries ranging from the tiny island nation of Kiribati to the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.

Just like I told a French journalist and to the lady at the Washington Post, pirates are thieves and they do steal. Yeah yeah, “when I steal your DVD, you have no DVD, but when I copy a file, you still have a file” – I get that BS. We all know that it’s BS too. However, SOPAs and PIPAs create tyranny. If given the choice between thieves and tyranny, I’d rather stay with the thieves.

Suren Ter, creator of YouHaveDownloaded.com to Privacy Online News.

You Have Downloaded indexes IP addresses that have been used to download torrent files. If you visit the site, it will display what files have been downloaded on your network. 

The site, says Ter, is a proof of concept to show visitors what the entertainment industry might see as it tracks downloads across peer-to-peer networks.

H/T: Slashdot.

We’re always trying to foresee the future a bit here at [The Pirate Bay]. One of the things that we really know is that we as a society will always share. Digital communication has made that a lot easier and will continue to do so. And after the internets evolutionized data to go from analog to digital, it’s time for the next step.

Today most data is born digitally. It’s not about the transition from analog to digital anymore. We don’t talk about how to rip anything without losing quality since we make perfect 1 to 1 digital copies of things. Music, movies, books, all come from the digital sphere. But we’re physical people and we need objects to touch sometimes as well!

We believe that the next step in copying will be made from digital form into physical form. It will be physical objects. Or as we decided to call them: Physibles. Data objects that are able (and feasible) to become physical. We believe that things like three dimensional printers, scanners and such are just the first step. We believe that in the nearby future you will print your spare sparts for your vehicles. You will download your sneakers within 20 years.

Pirate Bay users can now download physical objects to print out on their 3D printers. Via the Pirate Bay Blog.

As ZDNet Australia reports, “There are currently seven physible models hosted on The Pirate Bay, including a mock-up file for a pirate ship, a tabletop gaming model and a hot-rod model.”