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Hi-tech crime battle

Date: October 04, 2007

It is the fastest growing, fastest changing type of crime in the world and a university here in Georgia is on the frontlines of the battle to control it.

Georgia Tech just held a cyber security summit and experts talked about the latest threats like bot-networks, targeted messaging attacks, and threats to mobile phones.

Bot-networks may be the least understood. It’s where an outside person gains control of your computer and then links that computer to thousands, possibly millions of other computers they have taken over. They then sell that pirated computer power to groups that use it for illegal purposes. It’s one of many new threats groups like Georgia Tech’s Information Security Center are addressing.
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