River Run Tech Blog: Over 2 Million PCs Linked to Botnets

Posted by Eric Torres

Oct 19, 2010 3:36:00 PM

More than 2 million PCs in the U.S., or just over 5 out of every 1,000, were recruited into botnets during the second quarter of 2010, according to a Microsoft report released last week. Botnets are networks of unsuspecting computers, dubbed zombies, that have been infected by malicious software, or bots. Cyber-criminals control and use those computers through the bots to launch spam, viruses, and phishing attacks against other PCs over the Internet.

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Topics: Botnet, Microsoft, Security, attacks, vulnerabilites

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