Microsoft Sees Botnets as Top Cyberthreat

If there's one thing that Aaron Kornblum would like to quash, it's the botnet armies.

These are the remote-controlled PCs that have been taken over without their user's knowledge. Symantec counted more than 4.5 million of them during the first six months of the year, and according to Kornblum, they are the backbone of today's cybercrime.

"Botnets are really where it's at for serious cybercriminals, because of their concentrated power," said Kornblum, a senior attorney with Microsoft's Internet Safety Enforcement team. "That power can be used for all sorts of malicious conduct on the Internet." PC World - Microsoft Sees Botnets as Top Cyberthreat

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