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An Introduction to Botnets

TYR SOLUTIONS SECURITY • TRAINING • TECHNOLOGY AN INFOGRAPHIC INTRODUCTION TO BOTNETS WHAT IS A BOTNET? A botnet is a network of infected computers, which can be remotely controlled by cybercriminals. An infected computer can be a Mac, PC or even a smartphone. Your computer could be part of a botnet and as infected computers often appear to be operating normally, it's likely you wouldn't realise BOTNET ACTIVITIES Send out spam email Commit banking or Spread viruses to other computers Attack computers messages and servers financial fraud MOST DESTRUCTIVE Six of the world's largest Botnets, ranked by number of spam emails sent per day: Grum 1.6 billion Lethic 2.0 billion Cutwail 2.2 billion Festi 4.2 billion Bagle 8.3 billion Rustock 13.8 billion STAYING SAFE Tips for keeping your computer safe and avoiding becoming part of a botnet: Run real-time security software Create strong, complex passwords Keep your software up to date with the latest version Use a multi-layered approach to online protection Use an internet firewall to protect your computer Use common sense when browsing online TYR SOLUTIONS SECURITY • TRAINING • TECHNOLOGY

An Introduction to Botnets

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You may well of heard of the botnet – a network of infected computers that can be remotely controlled by cyber criminals. An infected machine could include a PC, Mac or even a smartphone, and as inf...


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