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Offline Free Vulcan

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How a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the Internet
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:46:51 PM »
The most dramatic cybersecurity story of 2016 came to a quiet conclusion Friday in an Anchorage courtroom, as three young American computer savants pleaded guilty to masterminding an unprecedented botnet—powered by unsecured internet-of-things devices like security cameras and wireless routers—that unleashed sweeping attacks on key internet services around the globe last fall. What drove them wasn’t anarchist politics or shadowy ties to a nation-state. It was Minecraft.

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Re: How a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the Internet
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 11:53:24 PM »
These silly youts will be quietly brought into the NSA soon after their sentences start where they will live long fruitful lives spying on people.


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