[funsec] So, did the BBC cross the line?
fw at deneb.enyo.de
Sat Mar 14 16:19:45 CDT 2009
* Alex Eckelberry:
> But malware researchers routinely deal with botnets for analysis
> purposes. It would be considered a high crime indeed to allow a spambot
> to actually send spam to the outside world, even for "testing" purposes.
I think you've missed the peer-reviewed paper for an ACM conference
where the researchers did exactly that. It's probably not even an
obscure group, I recognized the name of one of the coauthors (and I
usually can't remember names). 8-/
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