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The botnet business

Jun 01, 2010, 16:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"Look around you. If you're in an office or coffee shop where people are using Windows, chances are someone's PC is now, or recently has been, part of a botnet.

"How does it feel to be part of organized crime? What? You think organized crime is something that happens on the U.S./Mexican border or in television series like The Sopranos? Nonsense. It could be happening right now on your computer with a botnet and you might never be the wiser.

"Think you've got good security? Well, maybe you do. But can you say the same for your colleagues and friends? Probably not. According to RSA, EMC's Security Division, even at Fortune 500 companies 88% of them had systems that had been accessed by infected machines and 60 percent of them had experienced stolen email account information."

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