BBC film of remote Trojan horse attack

Graham Cluley

A couple of months ago, the BBC broadcast a film that many people believe showed them breaking the law, by accessing the computers of unsuspecting members of the public without their permission in order to demonstrate how easy it was to send spam.

There was a right royal stink about it.

I must admit that I was disheartened with the way the BBC behaved (as I felt it was completely unnecessary to break the law in order to demonstrate the problem of botnets), and felt even more let-down when they censored me from making my views heard!

Anyway, today the BBC has published another movie – again with assistance from Jacques Erasmus of PrevX.

It’s a short and basic video, and doesn’t demonstrate anything that anyone who hasn’t been following IT security for the last few years doesn’t already know. But this time they seem to have…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.