A Sony PlayStation 3 Botnet?

By Robert Vamosi | 5/2/11 9:27 AM

We know that when millions of compromised computers are linked together the resulting botnet can be used to spew spam or create large denial of service attacks. But, could the same happen with compromised Sony PlayStation 3 gaming consoles? Marsh Ray, a senior software engineer at PhoneFactor who along with CTO Steven Dispensa discovered an SSL flaw in 2009, has proposed an intriguing theory about the initial hack and how the PlayStation hack could lead to a botnet.

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