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Fresh threats

Botnets are quickly becoming a security headache for CIOs. Compromising anywhere from a few thousand to well over a million systems, botnets are used by cybercriminals to take over computers and execute illegal and damaging activities including stealing data, gaining access to unauthorised network resources, initiating Denial of Service (DoS) attacks or distributing spam.
Research from the Australian Media and Communications Authority (ACMA) indicates that there were 20,873 bot infections each day in Australia by late November last year; up from 11,650 just five months prior.

Written by Scott McKinnel04 April 12 22:00