Botnets Getting Beefier
Think botnets are bad now? We ain't seen nothin' yet. A select group of some 40 security researchers gathered on April 10 in the first Usenix event devoted to these networks of infected machines. The invitation only event, called HotBots, was held in Cambridge, Mass.
At the event, researchers warned that botnets—which can contain tens or even hundreds of thousands of zombie PCs that have been taken over for use in spamming and thievery of financial and identity-related data—are on the brink of a technological leap to more resilient architectures and more sophisticated encryption that will make it that much harder to track, monitor and disable them. Researchers: Botnets Getting Beefier
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