Botnet dangers and cybercriminals

A European Union security agency has reported that botnets are able to thrive in part because of the lack of international cooperation and coordination in helping to track down and prosecute the perpetrators. Botnets are a major component of the cybercrime “industry,” and botnet-infected computers are responsible for millions of dollars worth of loss to companies and individuals.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9213758/European_agency_warns_of_botnet_dangers?source=rss_security&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fs%2Ffeed%2Ftopic%2F17+%28Computerworld+Security+News%29

In fact, I recently outlined in my Cybercrime column over on TechRepublic how and why cybercrime has become the new growth industry, discussed the impact of new technologies such as mobile computing and the cloud, and talked about the “perfect trifecta” of motive, means and opportunity that is making it possible for cybercriminals to flourish. Check out my article here:

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/security/cybercrime-why-its-the-new-growth-industry/5131

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