ISPs Needed in Botnet Battle

Who's responsible for stopping those botnets, you or your ISP?

ISPs have been criticized for not stepping up as the first line of defense against the growing armies of zombies...botnets...that today run wild around their networks.

When an ISP's enterprise customer, for instance, is hit by a botnet, the ISP basically drops traffic to the victimized servers until they get fixed, but the ISP doesn't clean up the offending zombies themselves, says Danny McPherson, chief research officer for Arbor Networks. "They are treating the symptom instead of the problem." Dark Reading - Desktop Security - ISPs Needed in Botnet Battle - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 26th September 2006 8:32AM