Researchers Hijack a Drive-By Botnet - go science!
By infiltrating a criminal computer network aimed at infecting visitors to legitimate websites, university researchers have gained firsthand insight into the scale and scope of so-called "drive-by downloading." They found more than 6,500 websites hosting malicious code that redirected nearly 340,000 visitors to malicious sites.
Among their findings, the researchers discovered that, while the seedier sites on the Internet--those hosting porn and illegal downloads--were most effective at redirecting users to a malicious download site, business sites were more common among the compromised referrers.
Something tells me there's a youtube-miniseries waiting to be written about this and similar efforts...
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