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    tehcamel
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    Related to this article at the register

    The US Govt has approved federal prosecutors in their bid to seize several IP addresses and around 50 domain names.

    The basis of this seizure is because they are known to be used as command/contorl network for the CoreFlood network.
    They are now using it to issue shutdown commands to the software, rather than the more nefarious use of stealing money.

    So anyway, my question is this:

    Is this a good thing, or a bad thing? Is it good for society, or is it a gross misuse of power? Should we allow/agree the government to do whatever is necessary to shutdown these networks, or take control of them?

    If they can’t find the perpetrators, do you think this is an effective way to deal with the issue?

    discuss :)

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