FBI Says There Are 1 Million+ Bots Out There
Just when you thought it was safe to open your browser:
"The Department of Justice and FBI today said ongoing investigations have identified over 1 million botnet crime victims. The FBI is working with industry partners, including the Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University, to notify the victim owners of the computers. Microsoft and the Botnet Task Force have also helped out the FBI. Through this process the FBI may uncover additional incidents in which botnets have been used to facilitate other criminal activity, the FBI said in a statement."
It's actually quite troubling to think that either these 1 million+ people either didn't use proper protection or that the latest in malware protection is this far behind the malware itself.