Million PC botnet threatens consumers

Cyber criminals are assembling the biggest botnet for over two years already close to a million PCs online security experts have told

No one knows yet exactly what nefarious activity the army of captive PCs will be used for. But the chances are it will be a massive onslaught of phishing aimed at defrauding web consumers in the run up to Christmas.

Botnets are distributed networks of zombie computers, usually broadband-connected home PCs, recruited into criminal service, unbeknown to their owners, by infection with a Trojan virus. Million-PC botnet threatens consumers - Infomatics

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 29th October 2006 9:18PM