New Industry Standard For Botnets Coming To Internet Service Providers In My Area
In an effort to curb hacker attempts to shut down government and corporate systems by flooding them with unwanted traffic, the Homeland Security and Commerce departments have requested feedback about a potential solution that would contact customers of internet service providers in my area to notify them about possible computer viruses such as botnets. Botnets are malicious programs which are sent to users via a hidden link or email attachment. The program allows cybercriminals to take control of and operate an infected home computer from another location without the owner’s knowledge. In cases where government or corporate computers have been compromised, hackers can conduct searches for sensitive information such as company passwords and secrets. The Damballa Inc. cyber security research firm has reported that at least 18% of home computers globally are being controlled remotely by cyber thieves.