It’s not often that you find a truly interesting story of which you have no hands on knowledge if you work in the IT industry for any time, but today, in a story introduced today, instead of tomorrow, there is such a thing on PC World.

Because of the unknown landscape of the story, though the story is short and I read quickly, I found my mind wandering and trying to picture what this would look like on film. It certainly would not be anything like the Angelina Jolie film “Hackers” or any other film that pictures computer hacking, such as “Swordfish”.

Though there is probably little glamour to the actual work, for those like me, working daily with computers, it holds a certain fascination, and the story is a very timely read as well.

Good Guys Bring Down the Mega-D Botnet

Chalk up one for the defenders. Here’s how a trio of security researchers used a three-step attack to defeat a 250,000-pronged botnet.

Story continues here.

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Quote of the day:

Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.

– E. B. White

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