The common perception about Botnet generated Spam–a perception we share–is that it orginates almost exclusively from inadequately secured home user computers and small/medium sized business networks. While this is still mostly true, new evidence compiled by Support Intellegence suggests that at least 28 Fortune 1000 companies, including Oracle, Hewlet Packard and Best Buy, have sent Botnet generated spam from their networks.
Assuing the evidence is true, what does it mean? Are these Fortune 1000 (Technology) Companies that bad at security, or are the bot herders that good at infiltration? Or, is it a little of both? Regardless, it shows that no machine, network or IT Manager is safe from the threat of bot infection and the potential for damaged reputation.
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