Experts expose botnets controlling 150K PCs

Acting on an anonymous tip, security researchers have uncovered two global botnets collectively controlling up to 150,000 compromised computers.

FaceTime Security Labs found that one of the networks is being used as a vehicle to fraudulently scan desktop and back-end systems to obtain credit card numbers, bank accounts and personal information including log-ins and passwords. The operators could potentially launch these scans from any computer on the botnet to mask their actual location. Experts expose botnets controlling 150K PCs - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

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