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Facebook helped shut down 'Lecpetex' botnet responsible for turning PCs into Litecoin miners

By Shawn Knight
Jul 9, 2014
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  1. Law enforcement officials in Greece recently arrested two people last week that they believe were responsible for operating a botnet called Lecpetex. The hackers reportedly infiltrated up to 50,000 Facebook accounts and some 250,000 computer which were used to mine...

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  2. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 360   +69

    That's hilarious.

    Anyway, congrats to them for taking the botnet down. It's always a good day when a botnet of this size gets taken down.
     
  3. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    They took them down because they were messing up their ads.... :p
     
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  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,880   +1,530

    NO, Facebook took them down because they weren't buying any ads....!
     
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  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,954   +1,633

    No! ....... (That's all I've got. Goodnight.)
     

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