Botnets shrinking in size, harder to trace

Friday, 20 January 2006, 2:06 AM EST

Security experts say botnets are increasingly becoming more difficult to trace as criminal hackers have developed clever means to hide them.

Botnets are networks of computers infected with code that allows hackers to control them. Once grouped together, a botnet is illegally used to send spam, propagate viruses, and carry out DDoS attacks aimed at causing a Web site to crash.

At InfoWorld.

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