Base Technologies: One Hacker's Tools

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2006-04-06 Print this article Print

Jeanson James Ancheta's botnet-for-profit operation was built with readily available hardware and software.

Jeanson James Ancheta—a.k.a. Resili3nt—used readily available software and hardware to create a botnet-for-profit of at least 400,000 infected computers that netted him at least $60,000.
Bot codeModified versions of bot code from Rxbot,Lca3.exe, Winun.exe, Wininst.exe Various Web sites that provide free downloads plus Ancheta's own coding and reverse-engineering of other malicious code
Online communications Internet Relay Chat channels IRC.org
Hardware Laptops IBM, Toshiba, eMachines
Web servers Rented server spaceSago Networks, FDC Servers, EasyDedicated
Internet access SBC, Adelphia Broadband connectionsCable
Payment mechanisms Online payment service Online bank account PayPal Wells Fargo
SOURCE: Indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles


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