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Battle of the botnets

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, May 14, 2007.

  1. tripwire45
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    Battle of the botnets

    For the average user spam has always been an annoyance. For the average spammer it has always been about making money. For the criminal gangs that have muscled in on this lucrative industry during the last few years it is now about territory and control. Control, that is, of the botnets behind the malware distribution networks that they rent out to the spamming middle men to enable them to ply their trade in relative safety from the crippled arm of the law.

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    1. zebulebu
      Good read.

      Anyone after an excellent expose of Botnets (what they are, how they're used, their links to organised crime etc) should read the Syngress Botnets book.

      I've read some pretty cruddy Syngress books recently (the one on peer to peer & IM being a case in point) but this one is up there with the Shinders' book on ISA as 'essential' security reading IMNSHO

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