Keeping up with polymorphic worms and botnets

Thursday, 8 February 2007, 9:45 PM EST

A bot in crimeware terminology is a compromised machine. The bot herders assemble this botnet of compromised machines and sell it to what are called the fraudsters. The fraudsters use the exploited machines to steal identities, customer and employee data, intellectual property, and the like. On the open market, an exploit can be sold for as little as $200 and as much as $50,000.

At CIO Today.

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