Title: FBI agents bust 'Botmaster'
A bot is a program that surreptitiously installs itself on a computer and
allows the hacker to control the computer. A bot net is a network of such
robot computers, which can harness their collective power to do considerable
damage or send out huge quantities of spam.
Mrozek said the prosecution was unique because, unlike in previous cases,
Ancheta was accused of profiting from his attacks -- by selling access to
his "bot nets" to other hackers and planting adware -- software that causes
ads to pop up -- into infected computers.
How come these articles never mention a certain chain of loopholes in a very
certain operating system? It's CNN, so they could use the break...