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The botnet ecosystem
« on: December 19, 2009, 01:37:16 PM »
The botnet ecosystem
Dec 17 2009   
Vitaly Kamluk 

With the appearance of botnets, criminal gangs have gained access to millions of infected computers and the number of cybercrimes committed has risen sharply. Although the majority of Internet users understand that zombie networks pose a serious threat, many do not know how or why botnets are created and maintained.

Botnets act as a key link in the cybercrime chain. It doesn't take any real technical skill to understand what role they play: cybercriminals do business with each other via the Internet and visiting the sites they use provides a wealth of information.

As botnets are particularly popular with Russian cybercriminals, the majority of botnet-related communication on the Internet is in Russian. As a result, the screenshots used in this article are in Russian.

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