[LINK] use for a trojan

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Mon May 4 08:22:49 EST 2009


On 03/05/2009, at 10:29 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> A white-trojan???
>
> G_of_the_J writes "A man who had cut 18 cables affecting Verizon and
> Comcast was blackmailing them. He had demanded bank accounts be set
> up and information be provided on web sites that he specified.
> Although he used anonymous access to get to the web sites, the FBI
> had planted a trojan which was downloaded to his computer. The trojan
> then sent his IP address and other information to the FBI."
> http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/20/1427259&from=rss

This use of a trojan by intelligence and law enforcement organisations  
isn't particularly new. It's precisely to put it onto a proper legal  
basis that lawmakers talk about covertly infiltrating suspects'  
computers. The softare is readily obtainable, by all accounts.

Stil


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