A brief history of the 'Botwar'

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A brief history of the 'Botwar'

Symantec's Adrian Covic discusses trends and developments in the fight against botnets.

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Back in 2003, security firms saw thousands of PCs infected with the Sobig mass-mailing virus. Later that year, Fizzer malware logged thousands of computers into internet chat rooms. This was initially perceived only as a problem for IRC (Internet Relay Chat) admins. However, the infected PCs ...

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