gAto rEaD –The FBI is planning to have a geek squad to look for the coders of Botnets -WRONG they should go after the Bot’s and c&c already online—
Kevin Mitnick discounted the FBI’s plans to build a “cadre of specially trained computer scientists able to extract hackers’ digital signatures from mountains of malicious code.” – Kevin knows that hackers trade code and pick / slice and dice functions and code in hacker sites.
Some sites train n00bs – newbies bot-masters to send them out-/ they get caught and the commercial ones the ones that learned and survived share the knowledge.
“The signal goes everywhere and so do I” -gAtOmAlO –
We can’t stop the knowledge and we can’t stop the coders new ones come and go everyday – new ones quit and new ones start. Code is a function and the same function can be written in so many different ways.
Crunch away FBI scientist while new FUD mask the next wave of Bot-nets with a simple variant of Zeus or SpyEye and you got a new Bank attempt. They are all free in the wild so anyone that wants the code get’s it Free…. check YouTube guy’s “How 2 Zeus”
If you want to go after the Bot-nets you work with the front lines ISP and system admins – If the FBI would only tap into the FREE information that is available from some of the best minds. Just ask us and we will help. I hear Penetta Scream “Cyber 9/11” come on –If we need cyber security people just go on LinkedIn and pick and ASK US we will help in ways that you have no idea.
Crowd source problems into the web and see who comes up with a solution to a problems- we have so many new ways to use the masses of people in cyberspace and social media to help and protect not just our country but we can help any other country as we learn more about cyber security. We are your biggest problem and your biggest solution to the cyber security problem…
Sorry gATO’s dealing with the FBI and the lack of respect they give people that help them, makes me sick. But keep on- keeping on FBI -and the rest of the White Hats – don’t you see, open your eyes…where here to help -gATO OuT
FBI cybersecurity shift draws skepticism from experts
Kevin Mitnick, the former hacker turned security consultant, is one who doubts focusing on criminals rather than attacks would slow them