Security Officials Unsure What to Make of Massive Botnet Army [Security]

Security officials have discovered a new botnet of infected computers capable of tremendous online destruction. Computers around the world have become infected in droves thanks to a steady stream of malicious email attachments that have continued to be released on a daily basis since August. At its most volatile, a record high 25 billion malicious attachments were sent out in a single day in August, alone. Botnet Delivers Altered Scam Those responsible for the attacks have had to alter their deceitful strategies several times to expand their list of victims. The first wave of malicious …

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Related Terms: botnet, malicious email attachments, infected, computers, altered

Source: http://www.infopackets.com/news/security/2011/20111007_security_officials_unsure_what_to_make_of_massive_botnet_army.htm

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