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Worms and Viruses and Botnets, Oh My!: Rational Responses to Emerging Internet Threats
May/June 2006 (vol. 4 no. 3)
pp. 52-58
Gregory P. Schaffer, Alltel Communications
No longer satisfied with compromising and controlling individual computers, a new breed of hackers have set their sights on virtual networks of zombie systems, which they use in concert to accomplish various nefarious deeds. Beware the botnet.
Index Terms:
bots, botnets, distributed denial of service, denial of service
Citation:
Gregory P. Schaffer, "Worms and Viruses and Botnets, Oh My!: Rational Responses to Emerging Internet Threats," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 52-58, May-June 2006, doi:10.1109/MSP.2006.83
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