Growth in external hacking attempts, DDoS and malware attacks, and internal threats to data are the key security concerns for UK businesses.
Keeping their botnet's C&C centers online is crucial for bot herders, so that they can keep taking advantage of the computers they zombified.
Every once in a while we get to peek into the lion’s den, this time we’ll be checking out a fairly large instance of the Pony botnet controller, containing a large amount of stolen credentials and other goodies.
The cybercrime market is constantly evolving, and it is currently full of knowledgeable individuals who have focused on their core competencies to offer services to those who have not the skills, patience or time to make what they want or need for their criminal exploits.
While some botherders have opted for the arguably much safer P2P architecture in order to assure their botnets' resilience, others are still clinging to the standard distributed C&C option.