Hacking: Pint-size botnets helps malicious attackers

Over the past two years, the average network of bots, or compromised PCs commandeered by remote attackers, has dropped from more than 100,000 to an average of 20,000, Mark Sunner, MessageLabs's chief technology officer, said during Tuesday's annual Security Roundtable Webcast. A botnet is comprised of thousands of computers that have been surreptitiously transformed into zombie PCs without their owners' knowledge. The move to pint-size botnets helps malicious attackers have more success in delaying detection of their illicit zombie networks, Sunner said. Bots slim down to get tough | Tech News on ZDNet

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