The most powerful Internet weapon on the planet is being protected by the Russian government. The weapon in question is the Storm botnet. This is the largest botnet ever seen, and while the United States has traced its creators to Russia, the government there refuses to cooperate in shutting Storm down.
The Storm network is believed capable to shutting down any military or commercial site on the planet, or do some major damage in ways that have not yet been experienced. There's never been anything quite like Storm.
The Storm computer virus had been spreading since early last year, grabbing control of PCs around the world. Storm infected millions of computers with a secret program that turned those PCs into unwilling slaves (or "zombies") of those controlling this network (or botnet) of computers. Many of you may have noticed spam directing you to look at an online greeting card, or accompanied by pdf files, or directing you to a site with pictures of a huge storm that hit Europe a year ago (thus the name). That was Storm, the largest single spam campaign ever. When you try to look at the PDF file, Storm secretly takes over your computer. But Storm tries very hard to hide itself. All it wants to do is use your Internet connection to send spam, or other types of malicious data.
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