Many security professionals have heard about Command & Control botnets, even more have been infected by them.
FireEye discovered a new mobile threat from a popular ad library that no other antivirus or security vendor has reported publicly before.
White Ops introduced a systematic solution for eliminating bot-infected traffic from advertising campaigns.
In a race against time and ZeroAccess developers and botmasters, Symantec researchers managed to sinkhole a large chunk of the infamous P2P-based botnet before its herders managed to update the bots and close down the security holes that allowed the researchers to do so.
The Mevade Trojan and botnet have gained unexpected notoriety when it turned out that the majority of the recent, sudden and massive uptick in Tor users was the result of it adding Tor as a method of communication between the bots and the C&C servers.