… 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. „Leveraging 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.
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