Even when they have other capabilities, botnets are primarily used to send out malicious messages, since that is the easiest - not to mention the least risky - way for botmasters to earn money.
At Seculert, when we analyze a targeted attack, we are trying to help our customers understand the intention of the attackers, as we look how the attack evolves over time.
At RSA Conference 2013 Kindsight announced the Kindsight Botnet Security service to help Internet service providers detect botnet activity in the network and protect subscribers against bot infections (click on the screenshot to enlarge it): The solution is embedded within the service providers’ networks to analyze Internet traffic for communications between infected devices and the bot masters’ command-and-control (C&C) servers.
Check Point uncovered the major security risks and threats that impact organizations worldwide.
Botnets are flourishing with new packaging, new methods and new business models.
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