BotNets: Schreckensszenario?


… Bot networks aggregate computers that have been compromised with trojans, allowing them to be remotely directed by hackers. Their use in DDoS attacks dates to 1999 in Europe, followed by a series of high-profile attacks on Yahoo, eBay and other major web sites in February 2000… Our research shows that some attackers are highly skilled and organized, potentially belonging to well organized crime structures,“€? the report concludes. „€œLeveraging the power of several thousand bots, it is viable to take down almost any website or network instantly. Even in unskilled hands, it should be obvious that botnets are a loaded and powerful weapon.

via WebHosting Blog

Siehe auch:
+ „Know your enemy: Tracking Botnets
+ Wikipedia

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Robert Basic ist Namensgeber und Gründer von BASIC thinking und hat die Seite 2009 abgegeben. Von 2004 bis 2009 hat er über 12.000 Artikel hier veröffentlicht.

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