CmdrTaco from the escalating-your-race dept.
ancientribe writes "The attackers behind a recent Zeus Trojan exploit that targeted quarterly federal taxpayers who file electronically also set up a trap for researchers investigating the attack as well as their competing cybercrime gangs. They fed them a phony administrative panel with fake statistics on the number of Zeus-infected machines, as well as phony 'botnet' software that actually gathers intelligence on the researcher or competitor who downloads it."
Optimism is the content of small men in high places.
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Crack Up"