Evil Trojan twins control most of world's botnets

Thursday, 12 April 2007, 7:47 PM EST

Two types of Trojan are responsible for the control of most botnets worldwide, a security firm revealed today.

The Sdbot and Gaobot malware groups were responsible for 80 per cent of detections related to bots during the first quarter of 2007, according to PandaLabs. Other culprits, although on a much lesser scale, included Oscarbot, IRCbot or RXbot.

At vnunet.

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