short Botnet list and Cashing in on DoS

Matthew S. Hallacy poptix at
Fri Oct 8 18:58:01 UTC 2004

On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 02:40:06PM -0400, Drew Weaver wrote:
> The sad thing is that IRC has actual positive uses for sharing
> information; look at the various help channels (especially on a net like
> freenode) for everything from Linux to math to all different types of
> programming languages. That's what a lot of people don't understand when
> they examine the problem of IRC and botnets, is that YES it has huge
> issues but it has legitimate (albeit very under-proportionate to the
> number of non-legitimate) uses and users.
> -Drew

I didn't mean to put IRC in a bad light, just pointing out that as usual,
any good tool can be abused.

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