Bot herds exploring vertical markets

Malware has become a business like any other over the last few year. Individual bot herds will grow, innovate, merge and well, sometimes even fold.....This is just a logical evolution of the current bot business. Like any business, the operators try to maximize the revenue they receive from a customer. If a customer found out that they are infected, and is visiting the bot server to find out more, they may as well try to get a cut on the cleanup revenue which would otherwise be lost. SANS - Internet Storm Center - Cooperative Cyber Threat Monitor And Alert System

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 15th January 2006 9:53PM