Botnets battle over turf

Friday, 20 April 2007, 5:27 PM EST

More botnet-on-botnet turf wars have erupted -- and intensified -- over the past few months.

Aside from the distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks they launch against one another to disrupt their operations (like the recent DDOS battles between the Storm and Stration botnets), they also are constantly trying to hijack bots from one another. "Stealing is easier than building [out] one," says Danny McPherson, chief research officer for Arbor Networks, who tracks botnet activity.

At Dark Reading.

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