On NSA Hijacking of IRC Bots
Hijacking a botnet. Is it ethical? No.
Not without very careful coordination with law enforcement — and in that case, you want to shut it down.
You don’t want to hijack it. At least… not if you’re ethical.
But what if you’re an intelligence agency?
When then apparently the answer is: absolutely, yes.
According to recently disclosed documents, the NSA had hijacked up to 140,000 bots by 2007.
And they didn’t stop in 2007. Another document includes details about Quantumbot 2.
The NSA: a morally and ethically bankrupt institution that makes others feel silly for bothering with due process.
On 13/03/14 At 02:03 PM