Bots Bedevil Data Security Barriers

According to Dave Rand, chief technology officer for Internet content solutions at Trend Micro Inc. in Cupertino, Calif., malware writers compromised 250,000 PCs during a six day siege on computers in Latin America earlier this month. Now those machines are "bots," mindless devices controlled by criminals seeking to steal information.

If you think it's just a case of lousy security management among south of the border Internet service providers, think again. Rand points to an ISP in France that has more than a half-million malware-laced bots on its network. Bots Bedevil Data Security Barriers ...

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 25th September 2006 10:52PM