A Tiny Botnet...

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...with the potential to turn into a raging beast, or something. Check this out, it's what you might call a "holiday snap" from inside a real-live Botnet, minus the fake tan and short-shorts:

http://blog.spywareguide.com/upload/2006/05/tinynet1-thumb.jpg
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The most users this channel has ever had in it at one time is 18. However, the channel had a fair amount of activity in it while I was there...infected users kept dropping in and out at regular intervals. Could be one to keep an eye on.

Of course, what's even more fun than keeping an eye on a Botnet, is trying to get it shut down. Yes, it'll probably just re-emerge somewhere else, but you have to keep these guys on their toes. It's the only way to go...

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what can we do in order to get botnets down?

There are numerous schools of thought on this - some people tackle them in strictly legal ways (contacting hosts, abuse contacts, IRC Server Admins etc), and others take a more "direct" approach, on the basis that what these people are doing is illegal, so why shouldn't similarly non-legal tactics be employed to shut them down. If you find a Botnet, you can always report it via our "Spyspotters" page (the link i somewhere on the right I think).

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