We recently partnered with STOP. THINK. CONNECT., StopBadware Executive Director Maxim Weinstein & ESET Security Evangelist Stephen Cobb for Twitter chat about botnets. Here's a transcript of the chat.
For the past several months, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has been working with other organizations to create the Industry Botnet Group, a voluntary group of companies, trade associations and non-profit organizations established to collaborate, share expertise and aggregate resources to combat botnets.
Botnets are networks of personal computers infected by malware and remote controlled by criminals. Botnets are used to send junk email (spam), attack websites, and distribute more malware, among other things.