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» VIEW ALL POSTS Oct 23 2009   4:42PM GMT

Overheard – Baby botnet



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Tags:
botnet
micro-botnet
phishing
Security
social engineering
I suspect that a sizable percentage of small botnets are those developed by people who understand or are operating inside a business as employees who want to gain remote access to corporate systems, or by criminal entities that have dug deep and gotten insider information on the environment…We’ve seen a growth in the number of sites that offer the sale of corporate documents that were extracted from the bots.

Gunter Ollmann, as quoted in Up To 9 Percent Of Machines In An Enterprise Are Bot-Infected

Today’s WhatIs.com  Word of the Day is micro-botnet, also known as baby botnet.

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