The Silent Threat of Botnets

ENISA released its latest position paper on “botnets”, you can read it here.

Botnet

The motivation behind setting up a botnet has changed in the last few years; the people behind this threat are no longer teenagers playing games, but experienced criminals involved in online fraud and illegal activities. Why are such people interested in controlling so many computers?

  • Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS)
  • Online fraud
  • Further stealth attacks
  • Spam
  • Malicious code distribution
  • Click Fraud
  • New business models

Source: Security4All (BennyK)

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