Botnet Uses BitTorrent to Push Movie Files

BitTorrent peer-to-peer software is being used by hackers to “push copies of movies and Disney cartoons onto infected machines”.  In the “first known instance of the popular P2P software being used by hackers for malicious purposes”, up to 18,000 computers controlled by an IRC server are using “BitTorrent as a vehicle for distributing very large files to infected machines on (the) botnet without attracting the attention of the computer’s owner”.  The FBI is investigating.


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