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Up To 9 Percent Of Machines In An Enterprise Are Bot-Infected
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Written by Daniel   
Friday, 25 September 2009 18:01

Most are members of tiny, unknown botnets built for targeting victim organizations

Sep 24, 2009 | 03:59 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Bot infections are on the rise in the enterprise, and most come from botnets you've never heard of nor ever will.

In a three-month study of more than 600 different botnets found having infiltrated enterprise networks, researchers from Damballa discovered nearly 60 percent are botnets that contain only a handful to a few hundred bots built to target a particular organization. Only 5 percent of the bot infections were from big-name botnets, such as Zeus/ZDbot and Koobface.     [Comments...]

 
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