Adware firm helps FBI nab botnet hackers

by admin November 7, 2005 at 5:09 pm

180solutions instrumental in arrest of Dutch zombie army creators

Adware maker 180solutions claims to be a key witness in the case against three Dutchmen accused of running a botnet which controlled 1.5m PCs.

The group allegedly used the largest zombie army ever created to retaliate with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against 180solutions after the vendor terminated its distribution contract.

180solutions develops an application called the Zango Search Assistant which offers access to games and premium content.

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