PRO­GRAM­MER FINDS WACKY WAY TO SHUT DOWN WIN­DOWS SCAM­MERS

TechLife Australia - - HOTSPOT - [ SS ]

“YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN BLOCKED. CALL US IM­ME­DI­ATELY.”

Roger An­der­son built an army of hu­man­sound­ing phone bots to stop tele­mar­keters from ha­rass­ing peo­ple. The bots say things like, “Uh-huh,” or “Oh geez, hang on, there’s a bee on my arm. You keep talk­ing. I’m just go­ing to stay quiet be­cause of this bee.” So, when his computer was in­fected with mal­ware, he unleashed his ro­bot army on the scam­mer’s call cen­tre, call­ing 100 times on 20 chan­nels si­mul­ta­ne­ously, putting them out of busi­ness.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.