Botnets multiplying over IRC

Wednesday, 16 March 2005, 1:17 PM EST

A newly published report by the Honeynet Project and Research Alliance has shown that internet relay chat (IRC) is crucial to hackers running so-called botnets of virus-infected PCs.

The team, which uses test machines to analyse hacker behaviour, found many IRC bots which were being used to control infected PCs in distributed networks.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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