How many bots? How many botnets?

I stopped really counting bots a while back. I insisted, along with many friends, that counting botnets was what matters. When we reached thousands we gave that up. Today, it is clear the bad guys can get their hands on as many bots as they need, or in a more scary scenario, want. They donít need that many.

As a prime example, I believe that VeriSign made it public that only 200 bots were used in the DNS amplification attacks against them last year. Even if they missed one, two or even three zeroes, it speaks quite a bit as to our fragile infrastructure. SecuriTeam Blogs Ľ How many bots? How many botnets?

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 21st February 2007 11:55PM