Vint Cerf, “father of the internet,” warned attendees at the world economic forum that botnets could undermine the future of the internet. Cerf estimates that 25% of all PCs currently connected to the internet (about 150 Million) are infected with trojans.
We have been watching the growth of the Botnet closely over the past several years, and have seen it grow in size and sophistication. One particular Botnet, dubbed Spam Thru, is particulalry sophisticated. It clears other trojans off of computers it has infected and is designed to avoid detection and removal.
Cyber Thugs use Botnets to send spam, steal data and launch denial of service attacks. Essentially, the botnet is a free, illegal, criminal distributed computing network.
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