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Submission + - The Evolution of the Botnet (ibtimes.co.uk)

DavidGilbert99 writes: "Justin Bieber and botnets may not seem to have much in common, but they do. Stick with me.

Infected computers in a botnet network are a little like Justin Bieber fans. They're everywhere, they don't even know they are infected, and they are at the bidding of some evil entity sitting in a darkened room cackling as he directs his army of zombie followers.

Willing to do just about anything their master asks of them, millions of infected PCs (Bieber fans) can be a powerful weapon which can earn their creators millions of pound every year.

As botnets begin to evolve, Security expert Rik Ferguson expect to see more, smaller and more complex botnets in the future."

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The Evolution of the Botnet

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