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Criminals 'may overwhelm the web'
Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 25 January 2007 16:53

From the BBC: 

Criminals controlling millions of personal computers are threatening the internet's future, experts have warned.

Up to a quarter of computers on the net may be used by cyber criminals in so-called botnets, said Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet.

Technology writer John Markoff said: "It's as bad as you can imagine, it puts the whole internet at risk."

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