"If the programme aimed to be educational, and not
sensational, then one needed to know this fact above all. It is
well-known that a vast majority of the PCs which are commandeered
by cyber criminals - people known as crackers, not hackers - run
some variant of Windows, with XP being number one.
"The programme began this way: "20,000 computers. All infected
and waiting for instructions. And all under our control." And all
spoken by an presenter with a wide-eyed look of impending doom in
"Fittingly, to watch it online, I needed Windows Media player. A
Real Player button on the page where one could supposedly choose a
media player remained greyed out for me on both Linux and my wife's
Windows XP machine."