Author Topic: 19-year-old 'fast flux' botnet pioneer agrees to plead guilty  (Read 3960 times)

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June 29, 2008, 01:07:49 am
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Hey folks.. the author of Nugache has been brought to justice..

Nugache was being circulated as early as early 2006 and spawned one of the first botnets to use a decentralized system to send instructions to drones, according to security researcher Dave Dittrich. Rather than relying on a single command and control channel, the zombie network used a peer-to-peer mechanism to communicate. Such fast flux technology, as it eventually came to be called, fundamentally changed the cybercrime landscape by making it much harder to shut down botnets. (Other botnets such as Storm also use fast flux.)

Full article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06/28/nugache_creator_plea_agreement/

TJS