Re: Authorities bust 3 in infection of 13M computers
Yeah. Bot nets are fun. You have hackers trying to hack other hackers' botnets (that can basically run any code you launch to them via irc) to gain more power and animosity.
Scary thing is, I've seen some (bot-net attached viruses) that can actually flash your BIOS firmware corrupting it and making the entire computer unuseable forever. All it takes is a command. Then again, the computers are more useful when users are oblivious to the infections and they can launch attacks that require massive amounts of computers.
You can make money by renting them out too.