If you can think it – cloud computing – super nova

Everyone wants to have a cloud “solution” and I respect that.  Few define what a cloud is but that’s not really the point.  For this post I’ll assume Google or Amazon like clouds that provide raw compute or storage.

He he.. So you have a huge bot net, and you are having a tough time selling denial and destroy functionality.  The whole extortion racket is a little hard to maintain?  This is the post for you!

Why not convert the amazing power and storage capabilities under your control to sell “legitimate” cloud computing solutions.  I mean do we REALLY know those other players have actual databases and physical machines for their clouds?  Maybe they just have enough code running on enough people’s machines to provide a service people will pay for.  You could rent some big buildings, make them “secret”, use huge amounts of power to heat pools and play indoor whatever games, write it all off as expense, and have people pay you to use other people’s computers as part of your cloud service offering.

In today’s tough times with the FBI and other agencies getting wise to all your prior antics – isn’t it time to step it up a notch?

Heck, your bots can be distributed as legitimate software that allow people to take part in providing cloud resources.  You may even pay people to join their computers to your cloud system.  Half a million PCs or so and you can resell almost all of that capacity as if it were your own.  How cool will that be!  Why not 10 million machines!

In fact – you’d be so big and so popular that you could be called something entirely new.  Those little puffy clouds would look silly far up in the sky, disconnected from everything, raining here and there but not everywhere.  Nothing on Earth could describe the power.  We’d have to call it “Black Hole” computing.

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