Net security threats growing fast

Monday, 20 September 2004, 1:13 PM EST

Six months ago only 2,000 Windows machines per day were being recruited into these so-called bot nets.

Experts say the numbers are growing quickly because the remotely controlled networks are so useful to people who profit from hacking and virus writing.

The figures came to light in Symantec's biannual Internet Threat Report which traces trends in net security.

At the BBC.

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