economy is just beginning to mature and has immense
are armies of infected personal computers, or bots, which run software forcing them to regularly check in with and obey "command and control" servers operated by hackers.
are a huge problem in the US, where Ticketmaster admits they can account for 90% of the hits on its website during busy days.
the bots in the botnet
were connected directly to C&C servers (Wang et al.
ThreatSTOP is the developer of the ThreatSTOP Botnet
Defense Cloud, a cloud service based on IP Reputation that enables firewalls to block botnets
and advanced malware traffic to and from networks.
Often the devastating payload of Botnets
, Zeus was 2010's online enemy number one.
While Katy ISD has not come under a botnet
attack, the district has taken proactive steps to prevent one.
The company said that it has managed to gain access to the botnet
's drop servers and command and control centre and has identified the fact that around 98% or the 100,000 or so infected computers controlled by the botnet
belong to UK Internet users.
lt;p>Kneber is described as a botnet
command-and-control system based on the ZeuS Trojan, a well-know type of malware capable of stealing financial data and login credentials.
A detailed analysis of the most malign in a recent spate of iPhone worms points to future mobile botnet
Researchers at Microsoft have developed a system to detect botnet
attacks on Web email providers.
Also in August, another prolific botnet
called Donbot continued to use shortened URLs in its spam runs, peaking at distributing ten billion emails in just one day.