Kaspersky Lab is launching an international distributed effort to crack a 1024-bit RSA key used by the Gpcode Virus.
From their website:
We estimate it would take around 15 million modern computers, running for about a year, to crack such a key.
First, I don’t think they can crack a 1024-bit RSA key and second, what if the attackers change the key in a view seconds? Read this comment too.