Beware The Bots

Thousands of government computers may be under the control of cybercriminals. Software bots, malicious code that turns PCs and servers into remotely controlled "zombies" have dug into the computers of federal and state agencies, security experts say. Once infected, those computers can be used to distribute spam, launch denial-of-service attacks, and even direct sensitive information into the wrong hands.

Security vendor Trend Micro, which has been studying the phenomenon and is pushing a service to detect bots, reports finding bot infestations in government computers. Beware The Bots - News by InformationWeek

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 10th October 2006 2:56AM