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Jim Miles – IT & IT Security Consultant – Web Sites for Growing Organizations

“Botconomics”

This is a great term, coined by Jose Nazario at Arbor Networks, to cover the entire spectrum of the “business” side of operating a botnet, a set of (usually) thousands of remotely-controlled compromised computers. The goal of this crime, of course, is profit. The well-organized “bot-herders” are having varied levels of success, but any success at all is bad for the rest of us.

Here is a great Arbor Networks blog entry: Botconomics…

And a recent Cnet posting that I saw: Botconomics, Part I.

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