Mudcat Café message #3179566 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82575   Message #3179566
Posted By: Mick Woods
01-Jul-11 - 03:57 AM
Thread Name: Tone Deaf Leopard (note spelling)
Subject: RE: Tone Deaf Leopard (note spelling)
Saw this on BBC

More than four million PCs have been enrolled in a botnet security experts say is almost "indestructible".

The botnet, known as TDL, targets Windows PCs and is difficult to detect and shut down.

Code that hijacks a PC hides in places security software rarely looks and the botnet is controlled using custom-made encryption.

Security researchers said recent botnet shutdowns had made TDL's controllers harden it against investigation.

The 4.5 million PCs have become victims over the last three months following the appearance of the fourth version of the TDL virus.