- 3 Feb 2002
...as of early August, 1.7 million computers were infected worldwide as part of a massive botnet, and that number has surely escalated since then. Heise warns that this size could prove a very dangerous threat: "[A]lthough the network has so far been primarily used to send spam, it could also be used for DDoS attacks on businesses or even countries." Just how many computers are part of the botnet is anyone's guess, but estimates from some security firms are reaching as high as 10 million. Just last June the FBI warned that it had discovered more than a million PCs in a botnet. This looks to be just the tip of the iceberg.
We should get a hold of this group for the Folding team