2016年11月26日 星期六

botnet, Internet troll

The campaign reportedly included technology like botnets as well as paid human trolls.

The propaganda was part of a broader campaign to influence the election
FORTUNE.COM



2016.7.5
現在 HummingBad 目的只為了賺錢,但 Check Point 特別強調,那只是「現在」。Yingmob 可以利用 HummingBad 做衝廣告流量、衝下載量更多、更可怕的事,像是把被感染裝置變成 botnet(殭屍網路),作為網路攻擊用途;又或者是蒐集每個裝置上的資料做成資料庫,若遇上比較有價值的資料,就可以得到高敏感度資料,或者藉由他的相關資料對他的其他裝置進行針對性攻擊、獲取更有價值的資料;也可以控制使用者的裝置,變成勒索軟體賺入更多的錢。


Internet troll - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll
In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional ...



botnet 

Pronunciation: /ˈbɒtnɛt/ 



NOUN

network of private computers infected with malicious software and controlled as a group without the owners' knowledge, e.g. to send spam.


Origin

1990s: blend of bot2 and network.

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