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Botnets: Trouble From A To Zbot

Stefanie Hoffman

So Many Botnets, So Litte Time



It seems like you can't turn on your computer without reading about a new botnet that's rapidly infecting users around the world. Botnets, a network of compromised computers controlled by a command and control server, have gained notoriety in recent years, in part, because they're one of the easiest and most efficient ways for cyber criminals to distribute malware.

Crimeware kits make botnet creation a cinch and organized crime gangs are now in the business of renting out botnets to low level cyber hackers. Plus, botnets are nearly impossible to stop once they gain momentum.

Subsequently, we'll likely see even more botnets invade the security landscape over the next 12 months.

Here are 10 of the botnet threats to watch.

 
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