[LINK] botnet bigger than storm?
kim at holburn.net
Thu Apr 23 18:31:54 EST 2009
> Researchers have discovered a major botnet operating out of the
> Ukraine that has infected 1.9 million machines, including large
> corporate and government PCs mainly in the U.S.
> The botnet, which appears to be larger than the infamous Storm
> botnet was in its heyday, has infected machines from some 77
> government-owned domains -- 51 of which are U.S. government ones,
> according to Ophir Shalitin, marketing director of Finjan, which
> recently found the botnet. Shalitin says the botnet is controlled by
> six individuals and is hosted in Ukraine.
Although the researchers say:
> Overall, the cybergang can remotely execute anything it likes on the
> infected computers.
> The log file on the server disclosed the IP addresses of the
> infected computers and their names in the network. After running
> them via our Geo IP database we found the following distribution of
> the botnet around the world:
> * US: 45%
> * UK: 6%
> * Canada: 4%
> * Germany: 4%
> * France: 3%
> * Other: 38%
> In conclusion, we notice that the volume of infected computers that
> we identify around the world keeps growing year by year.
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