Ian Bach

Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007

FBI starts removing the illegal Botnets

Mon Jun 18, 2:59 PM ET

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The FBI is in the process of locating and notifying the users of one million computers controlled by hackers through automated crime networks or “botnets,” officials said Friday.

Authorities announced this week three arrests in separate schemes to infect computers to allow them to be remotely controlled by malicious software, usually sent by spam e-mail.
FBI special agent Richard Kolko said “the vast majority” of the million computers were in the United States but added that “it’s a global problem” and the US authorities have worked with partners from as many as 60 countries in the investigations.
“The majority of victims are not even aware that their computer has been compromised or their personal information exploited,” said FBI assistant director for the cyber division James Finch in a statement.
“An attacker gains control by infecting the computer with a virus or other malicious code and the computer continues to operate normally,” he said.
“Citizens can protect themselves from botnets and the associated schemes by…
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Computer Viruses and Scams

FBI WARNING: The FBI will not contact victims on-line. Any e-mails that look like it is from the FBI is likely a virus and should be viewed with caution and reported. Because they could be part of a malicious phishing scheme attempting to exploit this issue.

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About Ian Bach

Independent Online Terrorist Hunter I teach people how to hunt down and shut down the Bad guys web sites. I also teach about the various countries and cultures. Like most cases it is a small group of bsd eggs that in this case call themselves Muslims but in actual fact they are more like how KKK call themselves ",True Christisians". But in both cases / groups they preach a perverted and twisted view a religion. In the case of ISIS, all Qaeda, al Nusra, and the rest of the terrorists who claim to be true Muslims most of these groups follow the Wahhabi teachings. They are almost all Sunni and their goal is global domination. Yet they must be very bad at math and history. Since most Muslims prefer a separation of church and state and also mist are against Shari's Law. Esp the twisted and overly exaggerated form of Sharia Law that the Wahhabi and other bad guys use. I have studied terrorism, insurgencies, and the best tried and proven methods that work to fight terrorism. My Blogs have many links and articles that can show you who are the best and most knowledgeable people in the fields or counterinsurgency and counter terrorism. When I find great practitioner's I always listen to them to find out who they learned from and who they respect and admire. Thus I am always learning new stuff from the best and most successful in their fields of knoeledge. I strive to be an open and ethical source of information, I have met many awesome, kind, caring, and loving wonderful people many who I am close friends with now from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and many from S.E. Asia which also has a high percent of their populations that are Muslim.We must always strive to be aware people are not any one particular religion via that's what they chose to be, instead most people are a particular religion because that's what their parents and/or county is. I was raised Catholic but because I became Interested in magic ,(illusion - smoke n mirrors) and science which lead me to study many religions, and I would call myself an atheist. Yet sometimes when I lose my keys ZI find myself praying "Hail Marys" and a few "Our Fathers" which most always aides me in finding my keys. My belief is that if I just frantically look around for my krys, good luck it takes me for ever. But by saying these prayers it is like s sort of meditation and my mind becomes more calm, which is why it helps my find my keys.

2 comments on “FBI starts removing the illegal Botnets

  1. Anthony T
    June 18, 2007

    I wonder if that includes all the NSA bots on the internet; oh wait, they are legal aren’t they. Oh wait, where is that court order with a judges names. Oh wait, how can one judge oversee thousands of communications taps?

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  2. Ian Bach
    June 18, 2007

    A recent analysis of China’s current military trends includes a missle that takes out satelites in space. In fact they have tried it out and it works. Scarier is they have been working on computer attack methods. NSA doesn’t bother me. I know how it taargets and desiminates information. Basiclly it is unlikely your emails and phones are being watched, unless you have ties to conspirators or terrorists? hehe. Go FBI !

    BTW NSA is not a FBI agency. The FBI is informed of potential threats by NSA. But FBI does a good job.

    FBI wiretaps are aproved by judges, who submit the warrants.

    As far as bots go I would worry more about the cookies people allow on their computers. Some can track every key stroke, most only tell them what sites you visit so they can target market you. I myself have looked at creating a bot to find potential terrorists web sites. But I now know there is some and they seem to be working ok. But we could do better. We may have to sacrifice more of our freedoms to keep ourselves safe in the future of the web.

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