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Twitter and Facebook: When Botnets attack! August 7, 2009

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Botnets are here to stay and they only continue to be developed  into formidable tools used by the Internet bad guys or IBG’s as I call them.  IBG’s love tools like bots.  It provides a really great level of anonymity.  So big return, little risk?  A great combo in any business! 

Proliferation of bots, bot spread worms and the like are certainly on the increase and the threat will continue to rise until more is done to combat the problem.

And Yet Another Botnet Incident, 100,000 Machines Nuked! May 12, 2009

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It never ceases to amaze me what criminals will do.  Usually Bot Herders like to keep a hold of the compromised machines.  But hey, what better way to cover your tracks if your Botnet has been discovered!

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2009/05/zeustracker_and_the_nuclear_op.html

Bots & Botnets May 7, 2009

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Anybody who knows me knows that I’ve been talking about the threat of Botnets for the past few years.  Conficker and the discovery of the Ghost Net only further confirmed my suspicions.   Specific targeted attacks toward businesses and governments will continue to increase in complexity and accuracy.  The technology industry needs to move faster to mitigate/remediate these threats.   The bad guys always go where the money is and Botnets are over a Billion Euro a year business.

Link to Botnet Poll