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  • n. Plural form of botmaster.


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  • Top botmasters direct tens of thousands of infected PCs at a time to steal data, sell unregulated drugs or fake anti-virus protection and hijack online financial accounts.

    New trick by spammers: E-mails that overwhelm filters

  • This is standard operating procedure for attackers, called botmasters, who specialize in assembling and deploying huge armies of botted PCs to distribute spam, steal data, conduct denial of service attacks and hijack online financial accounts.

    Hackers harness Twitter to do their dirty work

  • Call them priests, preachers, professors, bishops, teachers, commissars or journalists — the botmasters will rule.

    Democracy is a synonym for theocracy « Isegoria

  • I wonder if botnet time itself has crashed -- with botmasters controlling botnets with tens of millions of PCs, you'd think it'd be pretty cheap to get ahold of ten or twenty thousand boxes to do some distributed computation or to zap that kid who just fragged you in Counter-Strike.

    Boing Boing

  • Spammers pay botmasters to send e-mails by the millions through these illicit networks.

    Don’t get botnetted | Sync Blog

  • In previous takedowns, such as those executed against the Srizbi botnet, the botmasters have been able to regain control over their herds of infected PCs using a complex algorithm built into the malware that generates a random but unique Web site domain name that the bots would be instructed to check for new instructions and software updates from its authors.

    Boing Boing

  • As a result, the number of amateur botmasters is on the rise.

    The Seattle Times

  • Ranks of amateur botmasters is swelling quake scams Security questions part of Internet's growing pains Welcome to the - Business News

  • The extra code was a strain of the Mariposa bot client that attempted to connect to systems not associated with the recent arrests of three suspected botmasters in Spain, according to an analysis of the attack by Panda Security researcher Pedro Bustamante.


  • "Our preliminary analysis indicates that the botmasters did not have advanced hacking skills," Pedro Bustamante, senior research adviser with Panda Security, told the Guardian.

    InformationWeek - All Stories And Blogs


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