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Man behind BBC botnet defends decision

The man behind the BBC’s controversial decision to hire a botnet for its @click news programme, has told TechRadar that he believes that it was the right thing to do.

Jacques Erasmus of Prevx insists that criticism over the BBC’s decision to pay cybercrimnals for the use of a botnet should be considered a small price to pay for educating the public as to what danger they are in. “Well to be honest in terms of public interest it was the right thing to do,” Erasmus told TechRadar.

“There’s definitely some aspects to it that might be perceived as bad but in terms of the public’s point of view the message is being well served and the BBC’s reach is much greater than any other news outlet so they were the right guys to go with .


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