Botnets installing BitTorrent??

surprising discovery talks about finding rootkitted machines having BitTorrent installed, and used to download movie files (Mr. Bean for some strange reason). One angle of the story that the author doesn’t discuss is the possibility that the hackers are attempting to ‘muddy’ the waters regarding the RIAA’s power to slap lawsuits on anyone who’s IP address is found connecting to a tracker. If these types of infected botnets become popular, then one could suppose that the defense of ‘My machine was infected and did it itself’ would be a plausable defense.

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