Why did baddies get grid computing first?

The Guardian looks at the incredible computing power under the disposal of hackers who create “bots” with virus’ that infect PCs:
“You’ve heard about people talking about the grid of computing power? It’s like the electricity grid: you need computing power, you plug in, and there it is. Well, botnets are the grid. They’re computing power available on demand, for the right price, if you know the right people, and can do whatever the person with the money wants: send billions of spam emails every day, bring gambling sites to their knees for ransom demands, spam blogs with comments about pharmaceuticals, host pornography and phishing sites, crack passwords … how long a list do you need? “

About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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