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Massive Increase in Botnet Attacks in 2010

Massive Increase in Botnet Attacks in 2010

2010 saw a dramatic increase in cyber crime and targeted botnet attacks, and at its peak around Christmas, the total number of unique botnet victims was 654 percent greater than… Read more »

Chinese Botnet Herders Offer 'Commercial' DDoS Services

Chinese Botnet Herders Offer 'Commercial' DDoS Services

Researchers have identified a new botnet based in China that was openly advertising DDoS-for-hire services and had managed to plant roots inside a number of major U.S. ISPs. Damballa researchers… Read more »

Experts Question Effectiveness of Botnet Takedowns

Experts Question Effectiveness of Botnet Takedowns

Recently, two major botnets have been brought down through legal channels and arrests. Microsoft used a court order to take out one botnet and Spanish authorities arrested the administrators of… Read more »

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