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.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

More than a third of employees would sell company data

35 percent of employees would sell information on company patents, financial records and customer credit card details if the price was right. This illustrates the growing importance for organizations to deploy data loss prevention strategies.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Jul 31st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //