These are my links for 12-03-2013:
- A new infosec era? Or a new infosec error? – On March 4, 2013, a contest was held at the Nullcon conference in Goa, India, to see who could take over a botnet. The Times of India reported that the prize money was provided by an Indian government official and was awarded to the Garage4Hackers team.
A contest is the least controlled, riskiest, noisiest, and most irresponsible way to deal with a criminal botnet I can imagine.