~BD~ wrote:
> Software used to control thousands of home computers has been acquired
> online by the BBC as part of an investigation into global cyber crime.
> The technology programme Click has demonstrated just how at risk PCs are
> of being taken over by hackers.
>
> Almost 22,000 computers made up Click's network of hijacked machines,
> which has now been disabled.
>
> The BBC has now warned users that their PCs are infected, and advised
> them on how to make their systems more secure.
>
> See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programme...ne/7932816.stm



Changing PCs without permission always wrong?

An investigation by the BBC into cybercrime may itself have broken UK
computer crime law!

See: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03..._botnet_probe/