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Criminals 'may overwhelm the web'

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by temi, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Computers on a home desk
    Do you know if your PC has been taken over by cyber-criminals?
    Criminals controlling millions of personal computers are threatening the internet's future, experts have warned.

    Up to a quarter of computers on the net may be used by cyber criminals in so-called botnets, said Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet.

    Technology writer John Markoff said: "It's as bad as you can imagine, it puts the whole internet at risk."

    full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6298641.stm

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